Personal Experience: San Diego's own Ho Chi Minh trail got its name in the 60's from UCSD surfers who would take the trail to the beach, infamously naming after the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam. This trail kind of goes hand in hand with Mushroom Beach, which is located in La Jolla, due to the strange nature-made formations that you will come across. Be prepared for a mini adventure which is not necessarily safe. This trail is completely made of sandstone after all, which can crumble at any moment. It is never safe to explore this trail after a rainfall as the sandstone becomes far weaker and is more likely to come apart. People have been greatly injured here due to hiking after a storm. With that said, you can look forward to crawling down sand steps, walking across a plank and a climbing down rope to get to the beach. Are you ready?
We walked to the left of this ravine shown below. Be careful and watch each step you take!
You will get to a point where it seems there is no way to get down. Look to your right and walk down the narrow path with man-made steps:
If you look at the narrow path on the left, that is what we just walked down!
Almost to the bottom!
You have to use a rope at one point:
Autumn and winter sunsets are so beautiful!
If you walk to the left (south) for about 10 minutes, you will eventually fall upon the mushroom house!
Anza Borrego Desert
Cuyamaca State Park