Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
Image of National Historic Trail - Juan Bautista de Anza Trail sign

This trail is currently closed due to the Fairview Fire.

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is a 1,210-mile historic route from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California. The trail commemorates the story of the 1775-1776 Spanish Expedition whose members, consisting of some 30 families, experienced this overland route on their trek to Alta (or upper) California. They founded and established the Mission and Presidio of San Francisco, the Mission in Santa Clara and the Pueblo of San José. Most settled in what is today the San Francisco Bay Area.

Baustista Canyon Road in Anza is the portion of the trail that travels 10.8 miles through the San Bernardino National Forest.

Interested in lending a hand?

Anza Trail Foundation
Volunteers work on parts of the 1,210 mile long Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail both as trail adopters and through regularly scheduled weekend projects (1-4 days) and service trips (5-10 days).

More information visit the National Park Service trail guide

Anza Trail Foundation LogoJuan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Map

At a Glance

Open Season: Open year-around
Information Center:
San Jacinto Ranger District
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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