Scheduled Hikes for 2008

  Mount Laguna Campout and Hike
~ Burnt Rancheria Campground ~

October 17th-18th Campout
October 19th Hike
Hike Group:  
San Diego Trail Tramps

Info. URLs: 
Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association (trails and camping info.)
Burnt Rancheria Campground, Cleveland National Forest

Burnt Rancheria Campground, Mt. Laguna.
The Laguna Mountains are located about 65 miles East of San Diego and up the Sunrise Highway.
Time to check out the autumn colors at Mt. Laguna. If hikers leave from the Hillcrest carpool about 9:15 am on Sunday morning, they'll arrive at the Mt. Laguna Lodge/Grocery Store and next door Visitor's Center (about 10 miles uphill from Interstate 8 at Pine Valley) about 10:30-10:45.

You will need a "National Forest Adventure Pass" ($6) to park along the side of the road or in the day use areas of the local campgrounds. (They're sold at the Mt. Laguna Lodge, Visitor's Center, and most Big 5 Sporting Goods stores.)

After purchasing your "Adventure Pass", drive about 1/2 mile back down the Sunrise Highway and turn left into the Burnt Rancheria Campground, where we'll rendezvous at the day use parking area near the Amphitheater by 11 am. Dogs on leash are allowed.

For possible hikes in the area, we'll choose one or two from a dozen trails available. (We'll probably do the Desert View/Pacific Crest Trail up to Stephenson Peak and back to the campground.)


For those interested in coming up 1-2 days before the hike, overnite camping is available at the Burnt Rancheria Campground. Since it's "first come-first served", we'll try to get a campsite on Pinyon Loop. (Mahogany, Redberry and Cherry Loops are closed for the season.) Check the Bulletin Board near the campground entrance for a note on which campsite we'll be at. Look for a multi-colored flag or windsock to identify our group. Click here for campground map.

Please contact the Cyberhiker @ sbcglobal. net ASAP for campout details if interested in joining the campout. Space is limited to 8 people per site. Come join other rugged, good lookin', outdoor-lovin' men under the stars, around a toasty, cracklin' campfire! ;^)

Also check out the Weather Report for the San Diego Mountains.

For more detailed info. on the area, refer to "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" by J.Schad, 1998 Edition, Area M-8: Laguna Mountains. Also, check out our Maps of the area for more details.