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Coast to Crest Trail: Pamo Valley

Easy
 3.0 (4)

Easy singletrack through Pamo Valley.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

98%

Runnable

1,025' 312 m

High

906' 276 m

Low

263' 80 m

Up

166' 51 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

This is a new section of the Coast to Crest Trail built by the San Dieguito River Park Organization (SDRP.org) with signage placed in 2019. It is a wide rolling singletrack that meanders through the southern portion of Pamo Valley.

This trail parallels Pamo Rd, switching sides three times, with cattle gates at each transition. The first half is an easement through Pamo Valley Ranch. Beyond here Pano Rd becomes a gravel road. We encountered a half dozen vehicles when we run the trail, half of which seemed to be county vehicles, and a similar number of runners or cyclists.

I rate this trail 2½-stars. It's pleasant enough but it lacks grandeur or even any great views, never escapes the road, and follows the river at considerable distance. However, it was nicely green on an unusually warn January day. So perhaps 3-stars on a good day and only 2-stars on hotter browner days later in the year.

Contacts

Land Manager: San Dieguito River Park

Shared By:

Don Sutton with improvements by Matthew Kidd

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 4 votes

#2

in Ramona

#23709

Overall
  3.0 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Ramona

#2,601

in California

#23,709

Overall
22 Views Last Month
790 Since May 29, 2019
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Photos

A verdant patch along the Pamo River Trail
Jan 23, 2021 near Ramona, CA
The San Dieguito river isn't much to look at.
Jan 23, 2021 near Ramona, CA
Section of Pamo Valley trail that isn't so close to Pamo Road.
Jan 23, 2021 near Ramona, CA
Hiker on the Pamo Valley Trail
Jan 23, 2021 near Ramona, CA

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