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A Trip Across This Abandoned Train Bridge Will Make Your Stomach Drop

Located in the arid desert of Anza-Borrego and only 15 miles from the Mexican border, the Goat Canyon Trestle is a marvel of engineering…and a haunting reminder of the power of nature. This dramatic railroad bridge has stood abandoned for 40 years, but intrepid adventurers can still take in knee-knocking views near this incredible site.

A note: while this trestle is abandoned and unused, it is still considered railroad property. This spot is a popular hiking destination and many explorers do venture out over the tracks, but it is recommended that you keep a distance of 100 feet from the trestle if you wish to avoid any possible citations. There are plans to renovate and possibly reopen the railroad in 2018.

The Goat Canyon Trestle can be found at Carrizo Gorge Road, Jacumba Hot Springs, CA.

Check out an awesome guide to the trestle hike below, including amazing aerial footage of the bridge. Thanks to YouTube channel “California Through My Lens.”

Sophia
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