Sunset Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cleveland National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 5,510 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 602 feet.
Sunset Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Sunset Trail, opened in 1993, facilitates easy access by foot to the entire west rim of the high Laguna Mountain plateau. Like its analog to the east—the sunrise-facing Pacific Crest Trail—the Sunset Trail offers sweeping views, but on the “sunset” side. You’ll almost invariably get the most out of this trail if you start early. As the sun rises unseen in the east, you can look down on either an immense “ocean” of low clouds hugging the coast and foothills or, on really clear days, the blue ocean itself. This hike will introduce you to the initial stretch of the Sunset Trail, which takes you to an agreeable destination called Water of the Woods."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
"The Sunset Trail, opened in 1993, permits easy access by foot along the west rim of the high Laguna Mountain plateau. Like its analogue a few miles east, the sunrisefacing Pacific Crest Trail, the Sunset Trail offers fine panoramas, but on the sunset side of the mountain."
--Jerry Schad and David Money Harris, 101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert (Wilderness Press).
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