USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: San Diego County, about 8 miles north of Warner Springs, 127 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County, San Diego County|
|Forest Service||Cleveland National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Bucksnort Mtn 7½, Hot Springs Mtn 7½|
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- Distance: 8.5 miles round trip cross-country and on trail
- Gain: 1800'
- Time: 5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: Dave Comerzan, Mars Bonfire and George Christiansen, October 2012
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take I-15 south to Temecula.
- Take the second off-ramp for SR 79, signed "79 South / Indio".
Turn left (east) on SR 79.
- Continue on SR 79 to SR 371 in Aguanga. Turn left on SR 371.
- Continue on SR 371 to Kirby Rd (approximately 1.5 miles past Anza). Turn right. Set odometer to zero.
- At 1.0 miles, Wellman Rd. Turn left.
- At 2.0 miles, Terwilliger Rd. Turn right.
- At 5.8 miles, Ramsey Rd. Turn right.
- At 5.9 miles, Tule Rd. (becomes Terwilliger). Turn left. Start of dirt road.
- At 8.7 miles, Rimrock Rd. Turn left.
- At 9.7 miles, Rimrock Rd. Turn right (south).
- At 10.6 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 10.8 miles, fork. Go straight.
- At 11.5 miles, park before the creek crossing at a hairpin turn to the left (wide parking area). If you cross the creek, come back.
Just before the parking spot is a gate. The gate may be locked or just closed. If locked, park here and walk to the start of the hike route.
- Stay on the main road at any forks.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking spot, walk down the road, just past where the Tule Creek crosses this road. You will be following the Tule Creek bed,
but the start is too brushy. Go just past the creek, head southeast, then go to the left to get into the Tule Creek bed.
- Follow the creek for 1.6 miles to point where the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses the creek bed.
- Turn right and follow the PCT to the saddle (5600') just east-northeast of Combs
- Follow a ducked use trail west up to the summit.