DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,332 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
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.