Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon

Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon

Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon

Amazing 4.5 mile hike in the Mecca Hills Wilderness in Riverside County, California. You ascend a slot canyon with ladders of various difficulty helping you up and down along the way. There is a sunny section on a ridge at the top with views back to the Salton Sea and then you return along the wash at the bottom of Painted Canyon. A must do hike if you can handle a few ladders and are in the area.

Hike starts at: 33.618781, -115.99902. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Hill 88; Glen Park Canyon; Teague Hill Preserve)

(You might also like: Autumnal Equinox 2013; Stars over Columbia State Historic Park; Ordoñez Gun)

(Hike Map)


Hike Profile

4.33 miles, 1,097 feet total elevation gain (estimated from GPS track).


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