Desert View Interpretive Nature Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Desert View Interpretive Site

Trail Views

Distance

1 mile; 2 miles with PCT connection

Pets Allowed

Yes

Fees

Adventure Pass Required when parking at the Desert View Picnic Site

Hike Time

1 to 1.5 hours

Difficulty

Very easy

Best Seasons

Year Round

Location

Can be accessed from the Desert View Picnic Site 10.2 miles up Sunrise Highway

Ranger District

Descanso Ranger District - (619) 445-6235


With connections to the PCT this easy trail is great for walking off lunch, or getting some great views McCain Valley, alpine forests, the Anza Borrego Desert, and on clear days, the Salton Sea. Connections to the PCT will add .85 miles, making a loop of about 2 miles.

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day or Adventure Pass
Closest Towns: Pine Valley, CA
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: I-8 east of San Diego to Sunrise Highway (near Pine Valley). Drive 9.2 miles to the Burnt Rancheria Campground entrance. Turn into campground; take the left fork, and the trailhead parking is about one-quarter mile.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.2 miles

  Elevation : 
5950 - 6000

 



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