I've been here about 3 week now and I'm getting super homesick for some forest trails. I know it's a long shot, but does ANYBODY know a forest trail anywhere near San Diego. I'm just not into rock crawling.. yet.
Jeeping, but I do all 3 . I've found a lot of good climbing spots, and some decent non-forest hiking, but those forested jeep trails I long for are nowhere to be found.
The afore mentioned Big Bear is your best bet for forested Jeep trails. The Sequoia's has some moderate trails I've been on before. Nothing overly challengind but its absolutely stunning there. Great camping. Make a reservation.
Mt Laguna isn't too far from here, an hour top, and has a nice forest with big pines and some under growth. Its good for a day hike or camping. That's very simliar to home for me. As far as climbing/hiking goes, a lot of people seem to like Mission Trails for bouldering. Personally I'm not a huge fan due to the crowds. Same for Cowls Mountain. LOTS of people, dog poop bags all over. I prefer the bouldering/lead climbing spots at Mt. Woodson. Take the trail head from the 67 though, not Poway Lake. There's seldom if ever people climbing, mostly just hikers. I did Three Sister's Falls yesterday. That's probably one of the most strenuous hikes in SD County. There's some good bouldering spots down at the bottom and a few water falls/lagoons if you get there soon. Beware of snakes and poison oak. Saw a lot of both yesterday. and bring a LOT of water. I recommend at least a gallon. Its S/SW facing so you're in the sun the whole time. Elfin Forest offered some cool hiking but I think it might have got burned up in the fire, haven't confirmed that yet Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is a nice hike. Mostly flat but there's some great tree coverage, lots of wildlife and a water fall at the end. There's also some equestrian and bike trails. That looked pretty fun. Beware of ticks there. I got one on my last hike there, they are very prevelant in that area for whatever reason. Green Valley/Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is great too. That's out by Mt. Laguna, in that general area. Lots of tall pines, good over growth, wild turkeys and a great set of water falls and boulder formations. There's a camp ground there as well. Be aware of snakes and mountain lions. I've heard good things about Cedar Creek falls but haven't been yet
Hope this helps
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Got the bike running. Carb tuned perfectly. Didn't even have to synch em... Did an oil change, coolant flush, degreased the past 10 yrs of non-op off of it, new battery, new tires, new plugs, new brakes... Tomorrow I'll flush the hydraulics, lube the chain and then maybe throw down 5 bills for a new fairing set.. might wait a lil for that though... Then it's registration and CL time.. Non jeep related I know... sorry.....