Walkabout Saturday Lite Hike

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Walkabout Saturday Lite Hike, June 10, 2023


Several of us are going to Palomar Mountain on Saturday, June 10.  It will be an all day-day event.

In the morning, we will hike Thunder Spring, Chimney Flats, Scotts Cabin and Cedar Trails, for approximately 4-5 miles, 750 to 1,000 feet of elevation gain.  We will have bring-your-own lunch at the Doane Pond parking lot, trail gate style.  After lunch, we will hike the French Valley Trail for another 4-5 miles, mostly flat or small elevation gain.  


Palomar State Park entrance fee is $10 per car.  $9 for seniors.  You must buy your pass at the State Park Ranger Station then drive to Doane Pond about 1.5 – 2.0 miles.  From the ranger station, turn right on Doane Valley Road to Doane Pond. 


Bring, snacks, lunch, water, hiking poles.  Be prepared for water crossings.


I have a (full) carpool group meeting in San Marcos.   Let me know if you’re going and/or can drive carpool and I’ll try to coordinate another carpool.  From San Marcos, it is an hour drive to Palomar Mtn. 


For carpool, we will leave Albertson’s, 151 Woodland Parkway, parking lot at 8:15. 


We will leave Doane Pond parking lot at 9:40. 


If you plan to join us, please let me know, so I can be sure no one gets left behind. 


Feel free to call with questions. 


Anne Flournoy

619 878 4429