Coyote Canyon Horseback Riding

The 53rd most popular equestrian trail in California.

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East of San Diego near Anza, the 600,000 acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has 110 miles of horseback riding trails. The Coyote Canyon Horse Trail from the Vern Whitaker Horse Camp is a great place to start. Or, try the California Riding Trail or the PCT.

To reach the trailhead from San Diego, head east on US8 to SR67. Head north on SR67 through Ramona to Santa Ysabel. Turn left on SR79 for 10 miles. Turn righ ton Highway S-2 for 5 mles. Turn left on Highway S-22 for 12 miles through Ranchita to the trailhead.

Overall, Coyote Canyon is the 53rd most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Coyote Canyon including Daley Ranch, Noble Canyon Loop, Horsethief Trailhead, Big Laguna Trail, Boulder Oaks and Pioneer Mail TrailheadPenny Pine Trailhead.

Coyote Canyon Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (760) 767-5311; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Best Season:  Oct. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Vern Whitaker Horse Camp

Luxury Loding:  Warner Spring Ranch (760) 782-4255

GPS:  33.3283, -116.3676

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  17065

Coyote Canyon Horseback Riding Map


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