SD - Day Hike - Palomar Mountain Day Hike

  • Sun, August 29, 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Palomar Mountain

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You're invited to join us for the Great Outdoors San Diego (GOSD) Palomar Mountain Day Hike. It’s located in the Palomar Mountain State Park, a gem of a small State Park here in San Diego County. With an average elevation of 5,000 feet, this three square mile park has some of the best mountain scenery in the county. White fir and incense cedar trees, normally found much farther north in the Sierras are abundant here. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. 


There is an entrance fee of $10.00 per vehicle, so carpooling is highly encouraged. A California States Park Annual Pass will also get you in. If you're using GoogleMaps or MapQuest, the park's physical address is: 19952 State Park Rd. Palomar CA 92060.

Meeting location: Silvercrest Picnic Grounds at Palomar Mountain State Park

Please plan to arrive before 10:00 am, as we will leave for our hike at 10:00.

Hike Description (total distance 6.2 miles)

Boucher Trail, Thunder Spring, Silvercrest Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palomar Mountain, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

For any questions about this hike, please contact the hike leader, Matthew Schreiner.

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