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Viejas Mountain

Location: North of Alpine in San Diego County. From I-8, take the Tavern Road exit (30). Head left on Tavern Road for 0.2 mile to Victoria Park Terrace. Bear right and go 0.9 mile to Victoria Drive. Go 1.4 mile to Anderson Road (easy to miss; if you find yourself heading back south toward the…

View from Viejas Mountain, Alpine, CA

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McGinty Mountain

McGinty Mountain Location: East of San Diego, near Alpine. Take Highway 94 east for 5.1 miles past the junction with Highway 125. Turn right onto Campo Road (still Highway 94) and go 4.5 miles to Lyons Valley Rd. Turn left and go 0.7 mile to Jamul Rd. Turn left and go 0.4 mile to the…

McGinty Mountain, San Diego County, CA

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El Monte Park Trail

El Monte Park Trail Location: Across from El Monte County Park, east of Lakeside, San Diego County. The address 15760 El Monte Rd. gives you the approximate location of the staging area. From I-8, take the Lake Jennings Park Rd. exit (23) and head northwest for 1.8 miles. Turn right onto El Monte Rd. and…

El Monte Park Trail, San Diego, CA

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Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain Location: This post describes the shortest approach to Sugarloaf Mountain, from forest road 2n93 (Wildhorse Meadows Road on Google Maps) in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear Lake. Reaching this trail head requires six miles of driving each way on a rocky dirt road, so high clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.…

View from Sugarloaf Mountain, San Bernardino National Forest

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Torrey Pines Extension

Torrey Pines Extension Location: Del Mar, north of the main section of the Torrey Pines State Reserve. From I-5, take the Carmel Valley Road exit (signed as exit 33 also for Highway 56 if you’re coming from the north; signed as exit 33B if you’re coming from the south). Head west on Carmel Valley Road…

Torrey Pines at Torrey Pines Extension, San Diego, CA

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San Bernardino Peak

San Bernardino Peak Location: Angelus Oaks, San Bernardino Mountains on Highway 38, 20 miles northeast of Redlands and 30 miles southwest of the junction with Highway 18 at the east end of Big Bear Lake. Turn off on Mountain Home Creek Road (left if you’re coming from Big Bear; right if from Redlands) and then…

San Bernardino Peak, CA

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Hahamonga Watershed Park

Hahamonga Watershed Park Location: North Windsor Ave. at Mountain View St., Pasadena. From the 210 Freeway, take Exit 22B (Arroyo Blvd/Windsor Ave.) Head north (left if you’re coming from the west; right if from the east) and follow Windsor Ave. for 0.8 mile and park in a large lot on the left side of the…

Bench at Hahamonga Watershed Park, Pasadena, CA

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Onyx Peak

Onyx Peak Location: Onyx Summit, Highway 38. From I-10 in Redlands, take University Ave and head north for one mile. Turn right onto Lugonia/Highway 38 and follow it for 33.6 miles to a large parking lot on the right side of the road. From the junction with Highway 18 at the eastern end of Big…

Southeast view from Onyx Peak, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

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La Canada Crosstown Trail Loop

La Canada Crosstown Trail Loop Location: El Vago St., La Canada Flintridge. From I-210, take the Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway exit. Go north (turn right if you’re coming from Pasadena, left if from the west) for 0.8 mile to Lavender Lane. Turn left and go 0.2 mile to La Canada Blvd. Turn right and go…

Cross Town Trail, La Canada Flintrdige, CA

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Corte Madera Mountain

Corte Madera Mountain Location: Southeastern San Diego County, near Campo. From Interstate 8, take the Buckman Springs exit (51) and head south for 3.3 miles. Make a hard right onto Corral Canyon Road (listed as Moreno Stokes Valley Road on Google Maps) and follow it a total of 4.8 miles. The road is by turns…

Corte Madera Mountain, San Diego County, CA

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Barker Valley

Barker Valley Location: Eastern Palomar Mountains. The turnoff for Palomar Divide Truck Trail is near mile marker 41.9 on Highway 79, about 31 miles east of the 15 Freeway in Temecula and 7 miles northwest of Warner Springs. Palomar Divide Truck Trail, also signed as forest road 9s07, alternates between dirt and paved in poor…

Barker Valley, San Diego County, CA

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Combs Peak

Combs Peak Location: Northwest of Warner Springs. From Highway 79 (27.2 miles east of Interstate 15), head east on Chihuahua Valley Road for 6.3 miles. Just as the road makes a sharp right turn, bear left onto Lost Valley Road (of the two dirt roads you see, this one will be on the right.) Follow…

View of the Santa Rosa Mountains from Combs Peak, San Diego County, CA

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Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop

Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop Location: Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the San Ysidro Rd. exit (93) and head north (turn right if you’re coming from Ventura; left if from Santa Barbara) for one mile. Turn right on E. Valley Road/Highway 192 and follow it 0.9 miles to Park Lane. Turn left…

Sandstone caves, Buena Vista Canyon, Montecito, CA

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