Tag: hiking San Diego County

Barnett Ranch Preserve (Ramona)

Location: Ramona. From the intersection of Highway 78 and Highway 67 in downtown Ramona (19 miles east of Escondido and 22 miles west of Julian) head south on 10th St., which becomes San Vicente Road. The preserve entrance will be on your right in 3 miles. Agency: San Diego County Parks & Recreation Distance: 2.5…

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Ramona Grasslands Preserve

Ramona Grasslands Preserve Location: Highland Valley Road, between Poway and Ramona. From Poway, take Highway 67 north to Archie Moore Rd. (3.4 miles north of the junction with Poway Road). Turn left onto Archie Moore Road and go 1.5 miles to the junction with Highland Valley Road. Stay straight onto Highland Valley Road and go…

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Three Sisters Falls

In memory of Rob Melone Three Sisters Falls Location: Cleveland National Forest between Descanso and Julian, San Diego County. From I-8, take the Highway 79 exit (40) and head north for 1.3 miles. Turn left on Riverside Drive and go 0.9 mile to the “downtown” area of Descanso. At the market, turn left on Viejas…

Three Sisters Falls, Cleveland National Forest, CA

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Cottonwood Creek Falls

Cottonwood Creek Falls Location: Cleveland National Forest, southeastern San Diego County. From I-8 about 40 miles east of San Diego and 10 miles east of Alpine, take the Sunrise Highway/S1 exit (47) and head northeast for 1.8 miles. Just before mile marker 15.5, you’ll come to two large dirt lots on either side of the…

Cottonwood Creek Falls, San Diego County, CA

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Kitchen Creek Falls

Kitchen Creek Falls Location: Boulder Oaks Campground, Cleveland National Forest. From San Diego, head east on Interstate 8 for about 50 miles. Take the Buckman Springs Rd. exit (51), turn right and make the first left onto Old Highway 80. Go 2.1 miles to a large dirt turnout on the right side of the road,…

Kitchen Creek Falls, 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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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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Dixon Lake

Dixon Lake Location: 1700 N. La Honda Drive, Escondido, next to Daley Ranch.  From I-15, take the El Norte exit and head east for 3.1 miles.  Turn left on La Honda and drive a mile to the Daley Ranch parking lot. Turn right into Dixon Lake entrance station. After paying the $5 per vehicle parking…

Dixon Lake, Escondido, CA

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