8S05 - North Palomar Mountain Road

Total Miles
10.6

Elevation

1,723.21 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring

Trail Overview

8S05 is a well-maintained service road, but you can expect large rocks, ruts, and very steep drop-offs throughout. The weather could have a significant impact on the road. Muddy conditions are likely; one should ensure their vehicle is properly equipped and use caution. This drive is great for a local day drive and provides beautiful scenery throughout.

Photos of 8S05 - North Palomar Mountain Road

8S05 - North Palomar Mountain Road
8S05 - North Palomar Mountain Road
8S05 - North Palomar Mountain Road

Difficulty

This route is fairly easy however, weather could play a significant role and should be monitored before starting. Steep ledges and drop-offs throughout.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

B S
Apr 21, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal
Federiko Knaudt
Feb 26, 2024
4x4
Permanently Closed
Locked Gate
Ronald Panlilio
Jan 13, 2024
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Rough/Deteriorated
Some snow/ice near the top of High Point lookout. Gates at top to High Point closed
John Howard
Dec 31, 2023
1991 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
One other vehicle on the trail. Had a great time great views bring binoculars.

Access Description

From the I-5, take highway 79 through Temecula until you reach a three way stop for highway 371. Continue straight on highway 79 for approximately 100 yards where you will turn right into Rancho California RV Resort. Drive on this road until you see a dirt lot directly in front of you. This lot is the trail head.

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