|Peak Summited||2020 High Point|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Oak Grove Fire Station|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
The hardest part of this hike is finding the trail to start. Your gps should be on the Oak Grove Fire Station to drive to. But the start of the trail and parking is right before the fire station with a couple of parking spots in front of a small brown house across from the Oak Grove campground. You need a National Forest Adventure Pass to park there. We had trouble finding the start of the trail and ended up driving on the trail.
Then, you see the sign posts to the Oak Grove Trail. The trail starts going up right away and you gain 1500 ft in 2 miles. Once you reach the fire road, it’s a nice gradual uphill on the wide fire road up to the peak for the last 4.5 miles. You’ll pass two gates going up to the top. It was a beautiful day with the clouds going in and out all day. There’s views of the Palomar observatory and a picnic table at the top. And the best part was the downhill!