8S05 - North Palomar Mountain Road

Total Miles


1723.21 ft



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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.


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

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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.