Kilómetro 18 a la Bufadora 22790 Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja California
Let's catch up with warmth, desert camping at Saddleback Butte SP and El Salto Canyon hiking in Mexico !
1st day, Wed afternoon: Leave the bay area and drive by I-5 to Saddleback Butte State Park at 17150 E Ave Lancaster,[masked] E Ave J
Lancaster, CA 93535 (approx. 5 hour drive from the South Bay), camp overnight (with optional evening hike, 2mi in and out, to the Butte summit, 3651ft elevation.)
2nd day Thur: Hike Dowen Nature trail (6mi loop) starting earlier in the morning, leave in the afternoon and head towards Mexico, get to campground: 7 Minas (Granadas, 22840 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, approx. 4 hour drive from Saddleback Butte camp), and settle for the night.
3rd day Fri: Hike to El Salto Canyon and Waterfalls. Optional: move to a beach campground (for, example, Playa Saldamando at approx 25-min drive from 7 Minas) if no much wind, and otherwise the weather permits..
4th day, Sat: Beach hikes (TBC.) Optional: visit Ensenada for dinner.
5th day, Sun – drive back home.
Information about the locations:
Saddleback Butte State Park Campground:
*First come first serve
*$20 (cash) for a campsite with a max 8 people. Each campsite can easily fit 4 tents and, as it's said, still has a little bit of wiggle room. One car included, extra car $5/night, the whole cost to be divided by all the participants.
*Each campsite comes with both a standard size shade ramada and picnic table.
*Ground is rough. Make sure to have sturdy tent stakes and some hammer.
*There are a few up-to-date clean restroom stalls (sinks & toilets). No showers.
*This place can be chilling at night and scorching by the late morning. (It is the desert)
What's special about the place: *Night sky is gorgeous. There are plenty of shooting stars to go around. *Joshua Trees galore!
More info on the Park:
7 Minas Campground (at Granadas, 22840 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico):
*6USD per night
*Temp range in Feb :
What's special about it:
El Salto Canyon and Waterfalls (approx. 45 min drive):
*Hiking uphill and across flat rocks with stunning vistas, streams, lagoons, and sandy inland beaches.
*It's only about an hour's drive from Ensenada, mostly on the paved free road (highway), only the last little bit is on a dirt road in decent condition.
Optional camping at the beach (if the weather permits):
Playa Saldamando Campground (Escenica Tijuana-Ensenada km.94, Ensenada, BC, Mexico). More info: http://www.playasaldamando.com/nav.html
You have to be a US citizen or a green card holder to enter Mexico without visa.
Questions? Contact me at [masked], Vita