California Points of Interest


The Swingles are a collection of unique and colorful trees located in the Salton Sea watershed of California. These trees are a rare sight, as they are the only ones of their kind in the world. They are known for their twisted and gnarled trunks and branches, which give them a distinctive and eye-catching appearance. The Swingles are located in a remote area and are not well-known to the general public, but those who make the journey to see them are rewarded with a truly unique and memorable experience.

There are several good reasons to visit the Swingles. For nature enthusiasts, the area surrounding the trees is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. The Salton Sea itself is also a popular destination for birdwatchers, with over 400 species of birds having been sighted in the area. In addition to the natural beauty of the area, visitors can also learn about the history and ecology of the Salton Sea watershed, which has played an important role in the development of the region. Overall, a visit to the Swingles is a great way to explore a lesser-known corner of California and experience the unique beauty of this area. Get driving directions.

Points of Interest
210 Border Monument
A-7 Pass
A-7 Valley
Aerial Tramway Upper Terminal Mountain Station
Brawley Slide Hill #3
Buttercup Valley
Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook
Cahuilla Tewanet Vista Point
China Wall Hill #5
Coachella Valley Vista Point
Comp Hill
Competition Hill #1
Dunes Vista LTVA
Filers Hole
Glamis Beach Store
Grays Well
Indian Canyons
Li'l Buttercup
Lizard Hill #4
Mesquite Mine
Mex. Buttercup
Monkey Paw
Oldsmobile Hill #2
Osborne Overlook
Patton Valley
Plank Road
Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center
Test Hill
The Ceiling Hill #7
The Wall Hill #6
Tube 1
Tube 2
Tumco Historic Site
Wash 10
Wash 12
Wash 14
Wash 16
Wash 18
Wash 2
Wash 20
Wash 4
Wash 6
Wash 8
Watchable Wildlife Site

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Buttercup OHV Numerous 162 ft
Ogilby Rd Dispersed Numerous 359 ft
Midway  OHV Numerous 195 ft
Grays Well OHV Numerous 163 ft
Dunebuggy Flats OHV Numerous 158 ft
Washes Dispersed - Imperial Sand Dunes OHV Numerous 356 ft