Palomar Cabin

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  • Please note there are gas stations at Harrah's Resort (S6) and the Pala Casino (76). There is limited cell reception on the mountain and we have no telephone or cell reception at the cabin.


    Take the 15 North to exit West El Norte Parkway (exit #33). Turn right at West El Norte Parkway and go for 4.6 miles

    Turn left at East Valley Parkway and continue about .8 miles till it turns into Valley Center Road. Stay on Valley Center Road for 13.8 miles. Turn right onto CA-76 East and go for 5 miles

    Turn left at South Grade Road / Palomar Mountain Road and drive for 6.8 miles (very steep and twisty/turny). You should now be at a four way intersection. At the intersection you'll see a call box just to your left on the far (east) side of the road. Just to the right of the call box there is a steep dirt road that can be hard to see. That dirt road is ours.

    In the satellite picture below you'll see a yellow push pin at the beginning of our road. Take the road where the pin is and follow it to the first fork (about 100 yards). Take a right at the fork and park, you've made it!

    If the ground is dry you should have no trouble going up and down the dirt road in a standard car (drive slowly, there are big ruts). If there is snow or it is wet and muddy, you'll want to park up on the paved road and walk in (or if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, this is where you'll need it).

    If you accidentally go right at the top of S6, you'll pass a firehouse on your left (turn around and try again). If you go left at the intersection instead you'll see a store & restaurant with a payphone.