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Location: San Diego County, about 13 miles southeast of Julian, 158 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||San Diego County|
|Forest Service||Cleveland National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Monument Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Garnet Mountain, Monument Peak #1
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 2.5 miles round trip on road and trail
- Gain: 500'
- Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, March 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-5 south to SR 78 in San Diego County.
- Go east on SR 78 through Escondido to the junction with SR 79 just
past the town of Julian. Turn right (south) on SR 79.
- Go 6 miles to the junction with Sunrise Highway (S1) on the left.
Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 7.4 miles, a paved road on the left with a sign "Kwaaymii
Point". This is the turnoff for Garnet
Mountain. Keep straight.
- At 9.9 miles (after mile marker 28) a parking area at a barricaded
dirt road on the left. There is a small sign that says "to
Garnet Peak". Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5380'), hike north up the dirt road for about
0.4 mile to a fork. Take the left fork.
- Stay on this path for about another 0.3 mile, crossing a jeep
road (do not turn left onto the jeep road) and,
in a few yards, cross the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) marked by a square
post with the PCT insignia. Do not turn onto the PCT, continue
- Continue up the trail that winds around the side of the mountain and
then up to the summit.