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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
tomh87
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Palomar Mountain roads

Anyone do any wheeling up Palomar Mountain area? I just discovered this area and see lots of trails on the sat maps but I expect that many of them are gated off.

Nate Harrison Grade (begins at Rte 76) appears to be open year round. Any comments on trail condition?

Close nearby to the north is a very cool-looking trail called the Gomez Truck Trail (also begins on Rte 76) but I can find nothing about it online ... this usually means gated or otherwise restricted access.

Also wondering if the Palomar Divide Truck Trail is accessible as far into the mountains as the sat maps show.

Thanks for any comments!

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Unread 03-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Anyone do any wheeling up Palomar Mountain area? I just discovered this area and see lots of trails on the sat maps but I expect that many of them are gated off.

Nate Harrison Grade (begins at Rte 76) appears to be open year round. Any comments on trail condition?

Close nearby to the north is a very cool-looking trail called the Gomez Truck Trail (also begins on Rte 76) but I can find nothing about it online ... this usually means gated or otherwise restricted access.

Also wondering if the Palomar Divide Truck Trail is accessible as far into the mountains as the sat maps show.

Thanks for any comments!
Harrison Grade is a good road for mountain bikes. It is steep in places and has some tight turns. The views are awesome. But it is not a jeep trail. It is dirt, but it is kept fairly well graded.

Palomar divide is another EASY trail. Not sure how far it goes, or about the access.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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I have done part of it off hwy79. You can check this site to see if they are open. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cl...telprdb5340229
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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:06 PM   #4
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I've done it on 2 and 4 wheels. Totally boring in the Jeep, mildly entertaining on the dual-sport, and lots of fun by bicycle. Of course, I like to climb so anything I can ride my bicycles up is fun for me
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