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31A

Eagle Crag

5077'

Location: San Diego County, 13 miles southeast of Temecula, 112 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubSan Diego County
Forest ServiceCleveland National Forest
USGS ToposVail Lake 7½, Boucher Hill 7½, Aguanga 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
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 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 18 miles round trip on trail, road, and cross-country
Gain: 4200' total, 2700' out plus 1500' on return
Time: 9-10 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Navigation: Intermediate
Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions

Original: Alan Coles, 1986

DRIVING ROUTE 1

HIKING ROUTE 1

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The gate at 3.1 miles from SR 79 is a "red gate", meaning that it is open except for major problems such as a washout. For information about this gate, contact the Forest Service Station at Oak Grove at: (951) 767-9144.

Driving this road is not advisable when wet, due to the adobe surface, which turns to a slippery quagmire, together with the slope of the roadbed toward the canyon.

There is a lot of poison oak. Also, seasonal tick blooms have been observed in the area. Light-colored clothing and frequent inspections are recommended.