trip report by site editor Rick McCharles
Steinbeck Canyon is the name locals in Loreto use for the most popular hike in the area.
I started at the Puerto Escondido marina. With a bike.
You ride (or walk) from the marina out to main highway #1. There’s the arroyo (watercourse) in the distance just right of the exit road.
The turnoff to the trailhead is unmarked but easy to find. Simply cross directly over Highway #1 and follow the dirt road on the other side.
It’s impressive right from the get go.
It’s actually more of a bouldering scramble than a hike. You’ll be using your hands clambering up, over and under smooth river rocks.
What people like most is the explosion of insect, bird and plant life.
Some of the pools were so clean, when I was there, that I was tempted to swim.
Steinbeck Canyon is one of the best hikes in the Baja. Highly recommended.
See all my photos from a March 2010 scramble.