Length: 2.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Located on Palomar Mountain on County Road S6, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection of S6 and S7.
Counties: San Diego
Latitude: 33.3431 Longitude: -116.8775
From HWY 79, travel northwest on Hwy 76 to the junction with County Road S7, and turn right on S7. Travel north &northwest on S7 to the junction with S6. Turn right on S6. Observatory Campground is located on the right, two miles up the road.
The 2.1 mile Observatory National Recreation Trail begins across from campsites 19 & 20 on the east side of Palomar Observatory Campground and ends at the Palomar Observatory parking lot.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 4,800
Year Designated: 1979
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Cleveland National Forest
10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd.
Rancho Bernardo , CA 92127
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