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9S04 - Puerta la Cruz

4/5 (2 reviews)
Aguanga, California (SanDiego County)
Last Updated: 08/01/2018

Trail Information


9S04 - Puerta la Cruz is one of the six or so trails branching off Highway 79 in the beautiful Aguanga and Warner Springs valleys. The trail shares its length equally with the BLM and the Cleveland National Forest and is ideal for the new 4x4 off-roader. Depending on your location you can see the cattle grazing on the grasslands below, to the Palomar mountains, Lake Henshaw, and the San Jacinto Mountains. You can spend a day or a week wheelin the trails where you can enjoy a picnic or some overnight time in a dispersed or organized campsite.

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4/5 (2)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/30/2019

Nice little side trail, it is a bummer that the gate is locked to continue further. A nice view at the end.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/01/2018

I came out to check on the campground on Indian Flats, yes, its still closed from the fire, bummer. Its a shame the property owners at the south end of this trail have convinced the Forest Service to permanently block 4x4 travel to Highway 79. Oh well, the upper 2/3 is driveable.

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