The season for annual wildflowers seems to have come to an end in the Borrego Valley, though a few can still be found at higher elevations, in the Culp Valley area and on sections of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Cacti are still blooming at the Visitor Center, and can also be found along the Cactus Loop Trail, near Tamarisk Grove campground.
The weather is heating up, and hikers should remember to take plenty of water, and try to get an early start in the morning.
Be sure to stop in at the Visitor Center for maps and advice on how to enjoy all that Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has to offer.
Grapevine Canyon Road: Drive in from Highway 78, across from the turnout for Plum Canyon, to a field of yellow desert dandelions and, a little further on, magnificent yucca in bloom. You can also access this area from the Yaqui Well Primitive Camp Road. Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not go very far beyond the junction with the Yaqui Well Road, but 4WD can continue, and see more flowers on the way to Angelina Spring and beyond.
Goldfields are blooming along the Old Culp Valley Road and Jasper Trail (4WD recommended). 2WD vehicles can access a nice field of goldfields and other annuals by driving just a short way in on Jasper Trail, to a spur road where they can turn around.