Pioneer Mail Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Pioneer Mail Picnic Area

Trail Views

 

Distance

2.3 miles with connecting trail options

Pets Allowed

Yes

Fees

Adventure Pass Required

Hike/Ride Time

Half to Full day

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Best Seasons

Fall, Spring, Winter

Location

On Sunrise Hwy between mile marker 29 and 29.5

Ranger District

Descanso Ranger District - (619) 445-6235


The Pioneer Mail Picnic area is a great place for visitors looking for a day of outdoor recreation. Not only does this area access several popular hiking trails, but each picnic table has a view of the Anzo Borrego Desert, shaded by old oaks and pines. Visitors can access the Pacific Crest Trail on the north end of the parking lot, or hike north to reach a gorgeous vista on Kwaaymii Point at 5440 ft. Across Sunrise Highway, Pine Mountain Trail can be reached which leads visitors to connecting Noble Canyon and Indian Creek Trail.

No overnight camping is available at this location. However, the Laguna Campground is 3 miles away and open year-round.

For a list of more trails to explore in your area, please see our Recreation Trail Guide

Photo of  Pioneer Mail Picnic Site Photo of  Pioneer Mail Informational Sign at the Trailhead Photo of  Pioneer Mail Picnic Site Photo of Pioneer Mail Picnic Area Sign

At a Glance

Reservations: None
Fees $5/vehicle/day or Adventure Pass
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Pine Valley, CA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
32.92444444

  Longitude : 
-116.4811111

  Elevation : 
5500

 

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