Personal Experience: We did this hike in October when the leaves were beginning to change color. It is a beautiful hike that takes you up to the Palomar Observatory. Although this is not my favorite hike in Palomar, it is still worthwhile. None of the hikes have been disappointing though as this entire mountain is a magical wonderland to me. Eventually I plan on hiking all the trails out here so here is one more knocked off the list.
One of the gripes I do have with this trail is you are often directly above the main road with cars driving by. When I take a trip this far away from the city, I want to feel removed from the rest of society. I like to soak in the pure nature sounds and really meditate during my walks. This hike constantly reminds you that civilization is directly below you. On the flip side, at least you know if something goes wrong, you are not far from help.
The acorns are much larger in the mountainous regions of San Diego:
Perhaps everything is larger out here!
We made it!
There's a nice bench to sit at once you're up here. We relaxed for a little and soaked up our surroundings.
Then we headed back down for more beautiful views.
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