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 Posted: Tue Mar 16th, 2010 01:50 pm
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Joined: Thu Oct 27th, 2005
Location: San Carlos & Park City, Utah!
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Another hike of note. Like was said... not official maintained hiking trails.

Across from Algodones beach just past the Palmar bridge is 'Rancho el Mar'. They have a small sign on the road advertising horse riding, and homemade cheese. If you pull into their ranch, you can ask to drive up their road which is a couple miles of dirt road. Expect to pay a small fee, maybe $5 per vehicle.

At the end of the road is a simple short walk to a beautiful Oasis poket canyon. I personally feel it is the best (easily accessed) in the area now that Nacapule has washed out and dried up. A great place for anyone to spend some time enjoying shade and beauty. Very easy access, short 3-5 minute walk.

But the real hike is up the canyon to the Northeast. Head up into the canyon and stay left. It will split, stay left working your way thru on the main cattle trail. About 40-60 minutes in, you reach a couple of incredibly beautiful  swimming holes. In the states the area would be considered a "narrows". All tree shaded, spectacular colored rocks.

This hike isn't a simple walk-in like Nacapule, but for anyone looking for an afternoon adventure, it can't be beat.