Palomar Mountain State Park, Escondido

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Palomar Mountain State Park is located in Escondido. Plan your visit to Palomar Mountain State Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Escondido vacation generator.
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  • August 6, 2017
    There is an alternate route to Palomar Mountain that is just as gorgeous, if not more stunning, than the traditional drive. " Nate Harrison grade" also known as the "highway to the stars," . The windi...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Forgot how much we love this place! Palomar mountain is easily accessible off of I -15 and is over 6,000 feet. Probably best known for the observatory, the state park is something that you should not ...  more »
  • June 10, 2017
    The title sums it up!! Very family friendly...but I'm past that point in my life. I know, I know...what can I expect so close to civilization!? Came mid-week, had one quiet day. Stayed in site 16. Sta...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    The park has some excellent hiking/running trails. A few of the trails needed some bushwacking to get through. The drive up/down the mountain alone is worth it!
  • January 5, 2017
    Great hiking, well maintained facilities, and trails. This area is populated with many old growth oak trees, sparse undergrowth, and wide trails. There is very moderate elevation change, and plenty of comfortable places to rest, making all of the trails moderately easy, and the scenery spectacular. The trails are fairly well marked, but there are some areas that could use some more signage, so carrying a trail map is a good idea.
  • March 28, 2017
    $30 to pitch a tent sounds fair, right? No it doesn't. The only reason I would ever come back is to see that gorgeous park ranger again. This woman is totally stunning. She was all decked out in the tactical gear, completely overkill but she looked soo hot doing it. Blonde, about 6ft, with eyes to melt your soul. I love it here!
  • May 23, 2017
    I freakin' love this campground. Best in SoCal, imho.
  • January 17, 2017
    This is a cute little place to visit in Kit Carson Park. The mosaics are bright and beautiful. This would be a fun place for children to run around in. The circle is in an area where you can hike and it was a good little place to visit. Check the hours before going. Te circle is only open a few times a week.

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