Palomar Mountain State Park in United States

Doane Pond

Only worth it if the air is clear...which is infrequent, at best I had only one day to visit the park, didn't realize that the observatory had limited hours and the gates were locked at 4:30pm when I arrived.

Quite the drive Up up the switch back an adventure in its self. We reached the observatory early to buy tkts for the tour. Only to find it had been cancelled.

Fun trek We enjoyed hiking this mountain. It can get pretty chilly with elevation. We visited in December when it can be cold, so pack warmly. The hikes are pretty and enjoyable.

This park's Sierra-Nevada like atmosphere is unique in Southern California.


Address 19952 State Park Drive, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Phone +1 760-742-3462


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