USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: San Diego County, about 22 miles northeast of Escondido, 131 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||San Diego County|
|Forest Service||Cleveland National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Palomar Observatory 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 960K|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 1 mile round trip
- Gain: 200'
- Time: 1/2 hour
- Rating: Drive-up
Original: Carleton Shay, April 1997
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-15 south to Temecula.
- Take the South SR 79 exit. This is the second of two SR 79
exits. It says 79 South. Please make sure you have enough gas. There
are plenty of gas stations along SR 79 for the next 2 miles or so.
- Go east on SR 79 to its intersection with SR 371 in Aguanga. Reset
- Continue southeast on SR 79 for 13.4 miles to dirt road 9S07 on the
right. Reset your odometer and turn right.
- At 11.4 miles, a fork. Go right (though left road rejoins shortly).
- At 11.6 miles, an intersection with a plethora of signs. This is
the junction of 9S07 and 9S09. Bear left on 9S07, the Palomar Divide Road.
- At 12.1, fork. Go left.
- At 12.6, fork and gate. The gate is often closed at this point, and
the hiking statistics above reflect that closure. In your car (if you
can) or afoot, go left and continue up to the summit, 13.1 miles.