Elephant Tree Trail

Hiking in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The rare elephant trees get their name from their stubby trunks, thought to resemble elephant legs. Unfortunately only one living elephant tree remains along this 1-mile loop trail but it’s still a nice, easy hike through a rocky wash. You'll need a high-clearance 4WD to get to the trailhead.

The turnoff is on Split Mountain Rd, about 6 miles south of Hwy 78 and Ocotillo Wells.