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Enjoy having the world largely to oneself on this trail.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

1,837' 560 m

High

530' 161 m

Low

1,311' 400 m

Up

174' 53 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

This trail takes work but you are rewarded with good views of the San Pasqual Valley on the way up and panoramas from the top. The trail cruelly drops 150 feet in the first quarter mile to cross the San Dieguito River though the way it descends is quite pretty.

Next comes 2.2 miles of switchbacks, best attacked in the cool hours of early morning. Once on top, there are various options to different spot elevations.

Not many people make their way out here. Midweek you might have the whole trail to yourself.

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Shared By:

Matthew Kidd

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#11935

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#1,178

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#11,935

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Photos

Hikers at Thelma and Louise rock early in the morning.
Apr 25, 2017 near San Pas…, CA
San Pasqual Valley Road snakes through San Pasqual Canyon above the San Dieguito river bed.
Apr 25, 2017 near San Pas…, CA
Clevinger Canyon in spring just after reaching the ridge. Agave flower shoots are the tallest plant in this area.
May 15, 2022 near San Pas…, CA
San Pasqual Valley.
Apr 25, 2017 near San Pas…, CA
Sage, my favorite plant in the mountains of the US west: beautiful to look at and wonderful to smell after crushing a few leaves on your beard.
May 15, 2022 near San Pas…, CA
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Mar 7, 2022
Sury Reveur
A little hard, bring a hiking stick with you and hiking shoes 2mi
Oct 9, 2020
Ken Shalom
Sep 3, 2018
Drew Juergensen
Moderate summit
Apr 19, 2018
Holly Ann
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