Oak Grove to High Point Trail

Palomar Mountain, California 92060

Oak Grove to High Point Trail

Oak Grove to High Point Trail Professional Review and Guide

"How’s this for a climb of Palomar Mountain from bottom to top? Start at Oak Grove, along the east base of the mountain, and climb steadily up 6.5 miles of foot trail and fire road to reach High Point, the highest mountain within a radius of 14 miles. Of course, with the right kind of vehicle, it’s usually possible How’s this for a climb of Palomar Mountain from bottom to top? Start at Oak Grove, along the east base of the mountain, and climb steadily up 6.5 miles of foot trail and fire road to reach High Point, the highest mountain within a radius of 14 miles. Of course, with the right kind of vehicle, it’s usually possible"

Oak Grove to High Point Trail Reviews

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2/1/2009
The beginning of this trail is tough to find. The roads in the area aren't labeled. We parked at the fire station and walked west on the road just south of it. It goes through a rural residential area for about a half mile and look for a trail as the road bends to the left. The trail drops into a small valley and then goes very steeply up switchbacks, eventually meeting up with oak grove road. From there it is a steady ascent to the peak. The views are great and the old fire tower is amazingly large! You can climb up the bottom story, although the wind whips so strongly up there that we were quickly chilled and headed back down. Finish the day off with $4.99 prime rib at the Santa Ysable casino (small and nice, not like the other casinos at all).
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Trail Information

Palomar Mountain
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
13
Distance
3,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
7 hours
Duration
October through May
Season
Palomar Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Aguanga, Palomar Observatory
Local Maps

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Nov 2018