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Tecate Peak: U.S./Mexico Border

Tecate Peak is in Tecate, CA; at the U.S./Mexico border.

The trail is about 10 miles 'round trip as the crow flies...

Allow for about 4 hours 'n change to complete.

Bring at least 3 quarts of water and something to chew on.

There is no shade, so be sure to bring a hat (to wear).

Eating/chewing on one's own hat, or anyone else's for that matter, is not a good idea.

There maybe sudden and frequent stops for print making, so be sure to bring a camera.


Bring some form of personal legal identification with you on the trail, such as a driver license, for possible random checks by the border patrol.


From San Diego:

Hwy 8 East toward El Centro.

Exit Spring Street.

Just past El Cajon Blvd., take a slight left to stay on Spring Street.

Cross under the 125 and keep right, taking the loop onto 94/Campo Road.

Drive about 5 miles to the intersection of Campo Road & Jamacha Road.

Turn right at the light, go about 24 miles on Campo; then turn left on 188/Tecate.

Drive about 2 miles until you see a large sign on your right about entering Mexico.

Turn right "before" the sign, you will be on Industrial Road (it's a dirt road from here for a few miles & okay for cars).

Keep the wheel cranked to the right because in about 12 feet you will need to make an immediate right on Tecate Mission Road.

There are several unmarked roads to the trail head, so we will meet at the turnout on Tecate Mission & wagon train it to the trailhead.

There are no facilities at the trail head; so adjustments should be made prior to arrival.

Parking: There is plenty of parking by the trailhead.

We will meet at the turnout on Tecate Mission Road at 9:00am.


Pets are required to be leashed at all times.

Most pet owners seem to think this rule does not apply to them.

Do NOT bring your dogs, cats, canaries, drama, +1’s or other pets.


No +1's or extra guests.

If you want to bring a friend along, local or long distance, just have them join the club.

This is an "at your own risk" event on lands accessible to the general public.

By joining this event: YOU are responsible for your conduct and safety and agree to free the event organizer, Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club, any other organizers and agents associated with the club and this website from any and all liability.

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  • marsha

    Great experience...memorable time...thanks everyone!! Thanks to Rob for leading.

    March 11, 2013

  • Kate

    Hi, I am just noticing that there are only two people attending, but there ar eno spots available.... I am interested! So let me know!

    March 3, 2013

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  • Rob
    Mr. Ranger, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

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