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Thursday evening hike at Monserate Mountain- Fallbrook

Okay!  Back to the super short hike that doesn't feel like a super short hike.  This is a strenuous hike that's perfect for after work.  It has 1,300 feet of elevation gain in 1.5 miles (3 miles round trip). The trailhead is only 2.5 miles north of Highway 76 and Interstate 15.  Exist I-15 at Highway 76 and head west to the frontage road traffic signal beside the Mobil Station.  Go north on the frontage road (old Highway 395) approximately 2.5 miles and make a right on Stewart Canyon Road (it will be the first right you are able to make).  Travel under I-15 on Stewart Canyon Road (no on or off ramp) and the trailhead is 500 feet east of the I-15.  

We'll meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and start hiking at 6:15.

A google earth file of this hike is located in the files section of North County Adventure but you may have to download the file and rename it to end with a .kml to enable Google Earth to open it.

We'll probably all head over to beautiful, vibrant, downtown Bonsall for pizza afterwards.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!!!!!!

    June 4, 2011

  • Kathleen T.

    Good hill, great views and super nice people. I enjoyed meeting you all. Hope to see you on another hike. Thanks, Kathleen

    June 3, 2011

  • Taka S.

    That's a good idea Charles, I think I'll have a nessy burger today.

    June 3, 2011

  • Shell B.

    Thanks guys! Great help even though I didn't see your posts until I was just about to leave. My fault! @ Chad-Thank goodness Charles pulled over and waited for me to catch up so that I didn't get LostLost :)

    June 3, 2011

  • Charles J.

    @Taka - if I meet someone there I end up wanting a Nessie Burger... mmmm... :P

    June 3, 2011

  • Charles J.

    That was a hill. That was a HILL. :) This is 1.5 miles and 1600 ft elevation gain so I think I've found the perfect training spot for the Yosemite Half Dome back side hike, which is 8.5 miles and 4800 feet elevation gain.

    June 3, 2011

  • Tanya

    Beautiful hike, thanks so much, Chad!

    June 3, 2011

  • Taka S.

    Charles and Michelle,
    there is a park and ride at I-15 and HWY 76, it would be a good place to meet.
    Take the 76 exit and take a left, the park and ride will be on the right after crossing over the freeway.

    June 2, 2011

  • Chad L

    Feel free to call me at[masked]-8983. I'll be out of cell phone range for about 5 minutes or so while I head out. If you end up in Temecula then your TomTom got you LostLost!

    June 2, 2011

  • Charles J.

    Rancho Penasquitos Blvd
    San Diego, CA
    1. Head south on Rancho Penasquitos Blvd toward Via Del Sud
    0.5 mi
    2. Take the ramp onto I-15 N
    28.1 mi
    3. Take exit 46 toward Oceanside/Bonsall
    0.6 mi
    4. Turn left onto CA-76 W
    0.4 mi
    5. Take the 1st right onto Old Hwy 395
    2.6 mi
    6. Turn right onto Stewart Canyon Dr
    0.3 mi
    7. Turn right onto Pankey Rd
    Destination will be on the right

    June 2, 2011

  • Shell B.

    This address doesn't come up on my Tomtom. I'm coming from San Diego up the I-15. Is there an easy place someone could meet me and I could follow the rest of the way? Otherwise, I will be calling someone WHEN I get lost :)

    June 2, 2011

  • karen l.

    oh bummer cant go :(, and you all know how I LOVE this hike, not!!........lol,
    would go if i could though

    May 31, 2011

  • Charles J.

    @DAve: The Mouse House is hard to beat. @Marsha - Marsha. Marsha. Marsha. (had to find a way to work THAT in...) :)

    May 30, 2011

  • Dave

    oh my Kathleen is cheating on us !!!!! and marsha was thinking about it also !!!!

    May 30, 2011

  • Taka S.

    Cant make the hike, but would like to jon for pizza.

    May 29, 2011

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