Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

Trail Distance: 6.46 Miles
Best time to hike: Fall through Spring
Directions: 79 to Warner Springs. Approx. 1 mile South of town is a CDF Fire Station
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Pacific Crest Trail

Start the hike on the fire station side of 79. Crossing the barb wire and going under the bridge is not fun. The hike begins as a cool, shaded hike along the San Ysidro creek for about 1 mile. First mile or so is gradually uphill. Didn’t see any animals but the area looks like prime Turkey and Mule Deer country. After a short while the trail opens up onto a broad, gently rolling plain. Lots of cows grazing in the fields. Lake Henshaw is in view off in the distance. Eagle Rock is approached from behind. There’s a sign directing you to take the trail around the front side of the formation to view the “Eagle”. This is a great rest/lunch spot. Return back the same direction you came in. The shaded creek is a refreshing way to start and end the hike.
Maria G.

“There is no barbed wire From Hwy 79 simply open the gate adjacent to the fire station (same side) to access the southbound PCT trail leading to Eagle Rock. There is a parking lot across the street from the fire station at the Resource Center where you can use a bathroom when they are open. No need to park off 79. There is another gate across the fire station. That gate takes you northbound on the PCT. Also a beautiful walk in the pasture / valley.”

Andrea PeronSan Diego ,Ca

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Update on the barbed wire
Hello, all,

Just went on this hike on 9/28/14 and the barbed wire is present under the bridge still, however, the arrow which used to point down (as if telling you to walk under the highway) has been painted over and new arrows have been painted on either side of the highway which point to the corresponding trail entry points.
September 29, 2014, 3:34 pm
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There is no barbed wire to contend with!
there is no barbed wire. From Hwy 79 simply open the gate adjacent to the fire station (same side) to access the southbound PCT trail leading to Eagle Rock. There is a parking lot across the street from the fire station at the Resource Center where you can use a bathroom when they are open. No need to park off 79. There is another gate across the fire station. That gate takes you northbound on the PCT. Also a beautiful walk in the pasture / valley.
November 6, 2013, 6:07 am
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David Hay

by David Hay

An Aussie transplant living in San Diego. I've chosen to live in this fair city for the past seven years because I truly believe it's one of the best in the world; there's no better city to enjoy sunshine and the outdoors.