Palomar Mountain

This adrenaline pumping ride will keep your heart racing and is best in spring, summer and fall once the ice and snow from the winter have ceased.

 The beautiful forest and mountain meadows of Palomar Mountain State Park are in northern San Diego County on 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. Coniferous forests cover much of the 1,862 acres, in contrast to the dry lowlands surrounding the mountain.

Route Information

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Photo Gallery

  • Doane Pond


    Doane Pond in the fall

    Doane Pond
  • East Grade


    Palomar Mountain East Grade on a cloudy day

    East Grade
  • Doane Pond


    Doane Pond in the spring

    Doane Pond
  • West Grade


    Riders soaking in the view from the West Grade

    West Grade