Tecate Peak Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Tecate Peak Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dulzura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Feels kinda stealthy driving on the dirt road along the Wall. Took the road as far as we could just beyond an open gate. Saw a couple of people but mostly empty road to the top. Nice views as you wrap around all sides of the mountain. Boarder patrol sitting in his SUV at the summit. Interesting view east with the Wall clearly dividing two different landscapes. After hike, walk across the boarder and have lunch and a beer at one of the cafes on the shady town square.

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11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Kinda meh hike. All service road and you'll see border patrol, but they are nice. Great views, but really hot and no shade whatsoever. Bring lots of water and leave early.

hiking
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

One of the advantages of the trail being a dirt road is that you get to decide how long the hike is, just pull over and start hiking. There were beautiful views and afterward it's worth a trip to the Tecate brewery across the border (a 10 min walk from the border) for a free beer and a tour.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Not a great hike. The hike is on a fire road that is almost driveable for any vehicle. Border patrol also bothers you driving up and down the mountain all day.

hiking
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The trail is a dirtroad that leads all the way up to the top of Tecate Peak. The trail itself is not special (since it is a dirtroad) but the view of the surrounding mountains is beautiful. The most interesting thing about this hike is the nice view of the border between the States and Mexico. The borderpatrol police is probably the only people you will encounter.