The Wind Caves are a unique set of rock formations located in Eastern San Diego County within the Anza-Borrego State Park. This is about a 2 hour drive from San Diego and the last few miles are through a sandy wash that requires careful navigation and traction. Some neat rock formations and canyon walls on the drive to the wind caves. Some fascinating geology in this area.
The main trailhead for this is clearly marked and the hike from there is about a mile (two miles round trip). We went on March 5, 2011 and the weather was just right. Waiting too much longer and the weather would be getting much hotter.
The trail is an easy to follow yet somewhat steep trail up a few hundred feet elevation gain. You cannot miss the wind caves and they are a nice place to hang out for an hour of so exploring the many wind made caves and arches. Some nice resting spots in the shade. There are also some view points giving good perspective of the general area.
We hiked this day with both of my older sons and my nephew and some friends. We noted some blooming ocotillos.
The location of the wind caves when heading east out of Julian on the 78, turn south on Split Mountain Road and drive a few miles until you see the Wind Cave and Fish Creek turnoff.