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Best trails in Aguanga

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Looking for a great trail near Aguanga, California? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount San Jacinto State Park or Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve or Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Aguanga ranging from 1 to 25.1 miles and from 1,994 to 5,964 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Aguanga
Top trails (12)
#1 - Thunder Spring Trail
Palomar Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#2 - Boucher Trail and Scott's Cabin Loop
Palomar Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Boucher Trail to fire tower overlook, then Adams Trail to Scott's Cabin Trail back to Silvercrest Picnic Area. There is a small fee to enter the state park.Show more
#3 - Lower Doane and Weir Trail Loop and Doane Pond
Doane Valley Natural Preserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
This easy trail offers you an opportunity to relax and enjoy one of California's finest natural outdoor areas. The Doane Valley Nature Trail is a great place to see the wide variety of plants that grow in this region and to learn about their characteristics, their habitats, and the many ways they have been used by people over time. Most of the trail is an easy walk. However, there are two stream crossings and a few steep areas. Remember to be safe, and leave any plants or animals you see for the next person to enjoy.Show more
#4 - Scotts Cabin Trail
Palomar Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
1.2 miles each way. Easy to moderate, with up and downhill slopes each way. Lots of wildlife, tree cover and birdlife. Bug spray a must. Trail narrow in areas. Poison oak present. Very beautiful trail.Show more
#5 - Palomar Divide Road
Palomar Mountain State Park
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Length: 25.1 mi
Access to this trail is gated and it is also subject to closure based on wet weather or fire danger. See here for most up to date closure info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229Show more
#6 - Doane Valley Nature Trail
Doane Valley Natural Preserve
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 30 m
#7 - Silvercrest Loop
Palomar Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
#8 - Cutca Valley to Dripping Springs via Eagle Crag
Aguanga, California
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Length: 19.1 mi • Est. 9 h 56 m
Great hike, if you have two vehicles.Show more
#9 - Palomar Observatory Trail [CLOSED]
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. Note: The observatory is closed due to COVID-19 measures. Show more
#10 - Eagle Crag via Cutca Valley
Agua Tibia Wilderness
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Length: 16.7 mi • Est. 9 h 6 m
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