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
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 960K|
| ||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)|
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 1 mile round trip
- Gain: 200'
- Time: 1/2 hour
- Rating: Drive-up (high clearance required)
Original: Al Campbell, 1974
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- 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 0.3 mile to the Palomar Divide
Truck Trail on the right. There is now a sign that says
Rancho California RV Resort. Turn right. Note your odometer and go as
- At 0.4 mile, fork. Go left.
- At 1.0 mile, fork. Go left.
- At 3.1 miles, seasonal gate.
- At 5.4 miles, saddle. This is the Cutca Valley trailhead
and the parking area for Route 1 to Eagle Crag.
- At 7.1 miles, fork. Go left.
- At 7.8 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 11.4 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 11.6 miles, fork. Go left.
- At 12.1 miles, fork. Go left.
- At 12.6 miles, fork with a sign "High Point".
There may be a locked gate here. Hiking statistics above assume
the gate is locked. In your car (if you can), or on foot, go left.
- At 13.2 miles, a lookout tower. This is the summit.
The gate at 3.1 miles may be locked. To determine its status, check with
the Oak Grove Ranger Station by calling