Tecate Peak Trail

MODERATE 12 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.1 miles
2,332 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


3 months ago

Hiked Tecate Peak on May 13, 2018. About 2.5 hours to the peak, and 1.5 hours back down for a total of 12 miles. In 4 hours saw 2 mountain bikers, 1 hiker, 1 border patrol on ATV, pretty isolated. Hike up to the peak is an unpaved road. Beautiful views from the top, lots of wildflowers and gorgeous rock outcrops along the trail. After speaking with border patrol I would advise driving farther west than All Trails and Jerry Schad recommend, border patrol would prefer if you didn't park near the border fence, and after about a mile the dirt road turns north away from the fence. Long, but pleasant hike.

trail running
5 months ago

Monday, April 17, 2017

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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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