A long walk on the beach is certainly a beautiful hike at Rancho
Gaspareño®, but a trek through the desert is equally spectacular.
Desert Mountain Hiking is best in the winter, with comfortable
temperatures in the ‘70’s. Summer hiking in Baja is possible but
early morning is the best time to hit the trail.
One of several highly recommended hikes is to the waterfalls
you will find just up the Arroyo, north of Rancho Gaspareño®
along the property line, approximately 1 ½ miles by horseback,
hike or ATV. The falls, called cascadas, can be viewed by taking
a gentle uphill hike through a dry river bed with a maze of
boulders and rock formations on each side. At the top you will
discover pools of clear water. Take bathing suits and a picnic
lunch and enjoy a day at this remote location. The trail
continues on to a seriously challenging hike that goes through
the mountains to the Sea of Cortez. Serious preparation and a
guide are recommended.
The southern tip of the Baja Peninsula is about 1085 miles from
the U.S./Mexico border and contains three major mountain
ranges; Sierra Juarez, Sierra de San Pedro Martir, and Sierra de
la Giganta. They are all part of the Pacific Crest, which includes
some of the most famous National Parks in the world including
Denali and Yosemite, the Sierra Laguna is the southernmost
range of the Crest system and one of the least exploited natural
environments left in Mexico. Designated as an endangered and