02-09-2009, 11:07 PM
What are the directions for reaching the Campo Trailhead by car? I heard its a mile south of the post ofiice.
02-11-2009, 01:37 AM
Are you looking for directions to the southern terminus or is it a different trailhead that you're looking for?
If you want directions to the terminus, the ADZPCTKO website (http://pct77.org/adz/) has some directions and a description that might be helpful. See the page at the following address and look for where it says, "To southern terminus of PCT at Mexican Border":
this is what it says:
To southern terminus of PCT at Mexican border
From San Diego, go east on I-8 about 40 miles.
Take the Buckman Springs Road exit.
Go right (south) on Buckman Springs Road for 10 miles.
Turn right (south) on SR-94 for 1.5 miles to Campo.
Turn left (south) on Forest Gate Rd. Keep heading south 'til you can't go no more--about 1.5 miles. The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California describes this last section as follows:
"The pavement ends beyond Rancho de Campo but you continue south up the graded road. It jogs east at Castle Rock Ranch, turns south at a T-junction with a poorer road, then climbs moderately along a telephone line. After passing under a 500KV power line, you reach a junction with a good dirt road that parallels the Mexican border. ... Now look uphill to the left, southeast, to see the gray PCT monument atop a low knoll at the edge of the wide, defoliated border swath. ... Walk up a short jeep road to the monument, an eight foot high gray wooden affair constructed of five 12x12 posts and capped with the soon-to-be-familiar PCT emblem."
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