Palomar Magee Trail

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Not recommended for summer, carry water. Best time to visit is Spring. The trail begins on the NW ridge of Aqua Tibia Mountain at the junction with the Dripping Springs Trail and occurs in a nice oak grove - suitable for camping. (A visitor pass is required for overnight stays in the backcountry. Campfires are not permitted at any time). There is no water source along this trail. The trail meanders generally southeastward passing west and south of the summit of Agua Tibia Mountain. The grade is mostly easy, but a lot of down timber and brush makes passage extremely difficult. The rewards are incredible views of the Pacific Ocean to south and west and of Palomar Mountain to the southeast. The trail ends at its junction with the Cutca and Wildhorse trails in Crosley Saddle.

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From the LA Basin take I-15 south to Highway 79 near Temecula. Take Hwy 79 south 11 miles to Dripping Springs. Turn right and park in the trailhead parking lot. From San Diego take I-15 north to Highway 79. Follow previous instructions. The trail is reached by walking south from the parking lot .5 mile through Dripping Springs Campground.



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  Area/Length : 
2.8 miles

  Elevation : 
1600 - 4400


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