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Pacific Crest Trail - Lost Valley Section

Contact Info
Cleveland National Forest
1634 Black Canyon Road
Ramona, CA 92065

Phone:
760-788-0250
Basics
Length:
9.5 miles
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4080 feet
Elevation Range:
4080 feet to 5240 feet
Elevation Change:
1160 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

This section of the PCT extends from the Indian Flats Road (9S05) north to a pass on the Pacific Crest Trail about 1 mile south of Combs Peak.

Details

Length:
9.5 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4080
Elevation Range:
4080 feet to 5240
Elevation Change:
1160
Season:
Year Round

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From the Los Angeles Basin, drive south on I-15 to Highway 79 South (Temecula). Follow Hwy 79 approx. 25 miles east, southeast through Oak Grove to the junction with the Chihuahua Valley Road. Follow the Chihuahua Valley Road east, approx. 6 miles, to a point where the paved road makes a 90 degree turn to the right. A dirt road continues on east at this point. Follow this road approx. 4 miles. The PCT crosses the road in a saddle located approx. 1 mile SSE of Combs Peak. Trailhead parking is along the road. From San Diego, follow I-15 north to Temecula and use the preceeding instructions to reach the trail.

The southern end of this segment is located along the Indian Flats Road north of Warner Springs. Please see the description for the Agua Caliente Section of the PCT for access instructions.


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