Tour Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is the jewel in the crown of Americaís scenic trails, spanning 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada.
Hikers cross the beauty of the desert, glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada,
and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks and glaciers in the Cascade Range.
The trail also passes through historic mining sites and evidence of humanís endless quest
for natural resources.
USFS Trail Info
Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA)
Leave No Trace Inc.
Back Country Horsemen of California
Pacific Crest Trail was first explored in the late 1930s by teams of young men from the YMCA.
Once proven feasible, trail pioneers Clinton Clarke and Warren Rogers lobbied the federal government
to secure a border-to-border trail corridor. The PCT was eventually designated one
of the first scenic trails in the National Trails System authorized by Congress in 1968.
The PCT has five distinct sections, each having unique climate, geology, flora, and fauna.
These sections are: Southen California, Central California, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.
Explore The Stars - Summer / Fall / Public
An exciting amateur astronomy project occurs each summer and fall at Palomar Mountain's Observatory Campground.
A group of amateur astronomers from all across Southern California bring the beauty and the
awe of the night sky to more than a hundred non-astronomers at a location only
two miles from the world renowned Palomar Observatory.
Lake Morena County Park - Campo CA
Southern Terminus for the Pacific Crest Trail
Because of its location southwest of the Laguna Mountains, this 3,250 acre park shows characteristics of desert,
coastal, and mountain habitats. This chaparral woodland is home to a variety of animals. Bald eagles,
mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and many migratory waterfowl can be observed in the remote wilderness.
Hughes Lake Shore Park
Family owned campground, a Natural Lake, fed by underground springs and rainwater. A fishing license is required and swimming is permitted.
Small water craft allowed. Fish in Lake Hughes are plentiful. We have Cat Fish, Blue Gill, Crappie, Bass and Red Ear Sun Fish.
Also a popular stopping point for hikers following the Pacific Crest Trail.
Borrego Desert Park
Part of the most desolate stretch of this famous hiking trail traverses the northwestern corner of Anza Borrego Desert State Park and intersects park trails at the upper end of Coyote Creek.
Sunrise Scenic Byway - San Diego County Road S1
This alpine highway leads to many desert and coastal scenic overlooks, campgrounds
and winter snowplay areas in the Laguna Mountains.
>Tour Cleveland National Forest
Southern most of protected forest lands in California includes 430,000
acres of San Diego, Orange and Riverside divided into three distinct
areas. Comprises of conifer woodlands and chaparral.
Tour Klamath National Forest
1,700,000-acres federal forest reserve in Siskiyou County (CA) and Jackson County (OR).
In the lower elevations, you'll find park-like stands of Ponderosa Pine trees, while in the
higher elevations, the Douglas fir, sub-alpine fir and mixed conifer stands beg to be explored.
Shasta Trinity National Forest
The forest is the largest in California with a diverse landscape ranging from 1,000 to 14,162 feet. The 2.1 million acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas,
hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers.
Pivotal in the economical, tourism and recreational aspects of Northern California, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a land of breathtaking beauty and a place for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors.
The main branch of the Trinity River is a designated Wild and Scenic River which runs through the forest.
A 154 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail runs in an east - west direction across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.