Otay Mtns Truck Trail

Total Miles
14.1

Elevation

1,007.06 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

This route goes up and over Otay Mtn with sweeping views over the San Ysidro Mountains and a little bit of San Diego in the distance. The road is made up entirely of dirt and gravel and stays relatively even throughout. This is a great trail on hazy/foggy days as it is well above the marine layer, revealing the sunshine above. Border patrol agents frequently pass by, and the mountain gets busy on weekends. There are mirrors set above tight corners, making it easy to see whether anyone is coming and avoid collisions.

Photos of Otay Mtns Truck Trail

Otay Mtns Truck Trail
Otay Mtns Truck Trail

Difficulty

The road is even, reasonably wide, and winds steadily through the mountains. No major challenges.

History

Otay mountain is the highest point of the San Ysidro mountains.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

D P
Jun 19, 2024
2023 Ford Bronco
Open
Normal
Dusty
Donahue Gate was open. Pio Pico gate was open.
Sean Pruett
Jun 09, 2024
2004 Lexus GX
Open
Normal
Washboard
Scenic, dusty road that any truck/SUV handle up to the top. There are a couple fun side roads that get more technical and are very fun to play on. Many are one-way, though. Entered at the north gate and exited at the west. The north gate was locked and I just had to ask the RV check-in ranger. The west gate is technically restricted so I had to wait for a border patrol agent to come by and they let me out. Avoid this exit.
D P
Jun 07, 2024
2023 Ford Bronco
Open
Dusty
Very chill. Dusty but normal. Caution with blind spots as BP tends to run those trails like they stole that Govy. Check with Ranger for lock combo if locked.
Travis Strain
May 28, 2024
2023 Ducati Multistrada V2
Open
Normal
Dusty
Overall in good condition. A few extra dusty and washed out areas. gate on north side is still locked but you can talk to the guys at the ranger station for access

Access Description

Take highway 94 to Marron Valley rd.

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