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Adventure Plan for Palomar

It’s not just the kids−adults can use a spring break, too. Go early and explore three things “Palomar” in San Diego County. There’s a beautiful new trail at Palomar Arboretum, starry night camping on Palomar Mountain, and a panoramic lookout in Palomar State Park that’s not to be missed. San Die-go County!

Week 02.20.2020
Regions Southern CA

New Trail Alert

New Trail at Palomar Arboretum in San Diego County

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Check out the vastly improved trail at the Edward and Frances Hunter Arboretum on Palomar College’s San Marcos campus.
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Lookout Ahead!

Hike to Boucher Hill Fire Lookout in Palomar Mountain State Park

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A 3.7-mile loop hike to Boucher Hill Fire Lookout in Palomar Mountain State Park reminds us that fire, and fire prevention, have long been facts of life in Southern California. We’re also reminded just how stunningly beautiful are the mountains of this remote, lightly visited…
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Palomar's Star Power

Camp at Observatory Campground on Palomar Mountain

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Palomar Mountain State Park in northern San Diego is like having a friend in a high place. There are perks to be had! The 6,138-foot namesake mountain offers cooler climates during the hot summer, and a way-up-there campground brings you even closer to the stars—and closer to one…
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