From Highway 76, either of two roads can be used to reach the park. The one from Rincon Springs (County Road S6) is scenic but rather steep and winding. County Road S7 from Lake Henshaw is longer, but its gentle grade makes it more suitable for heavily loaded vehicles and those pulling trailers. Please note that there are no gas stations on Palomar Mountain. If you're using GoogleMaps or MapQuest, the park's physical address is: 19952 State Park Rd. Palomar CA 92060.
The beautiful forest and mountain meadows of Palomar Mountain State Park
are in northern San Diego County, high atop the west side of Palomar
Mountain. Large pine, fir and cedar trees make the park one of the few
areas in southern California with a Sierra Nevada-like atmosphere. The
park features camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing (trout) in Doane
Pond. Coniferous forests cover much of the 1,862 acres, in contrast to
the dry lowlands surrounding the mountain.
Rancho de Los Penasquitos (Rancho Penasquitos)
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