Search Site

What Does Offer?

Mobile Apps  Ebooks


U.S. Dog Travel Guides

Dog City Guides



Outdoor Dining


Dog Parks


Dog & Pet Store


Campgrounds & RV Parks

Dog Travel Books


Mobile Apps


Dog Photos


Observatory National Recreational Trail

Observatory National Recreational Trail
Dog-Friendly Parks
Observatory Campground
Palomar Mountain,

Get Map or Directions

This trail is located in the dog-friendly Cleveland National Forest. The 2. 2 mile trail offers a pleasant hike to the Palomar Observatory site. It meanders through pine and oak woodlands and offers some great views of the Mendenhall and French Valleys. There is a 200 foot elevation gain, with a starting elevation of 4800 feet. Dogs are allowed on leash. From San Diego, drive north on I-15 to Highway 76 (Oceanside-Pala exit) Head east on Hwy 76 to S6 and drive north toward Palomar Mountain. Follow S6 to Observatory Campground. Trailhead parking is near the amphitheater inside the campground (follow the signs). The trailhead is adjacent to the amphitheater. Vehicles must display a Forest Adventure Pass. The pass can be purchased from local vendors and from the Forest Service Offices. Call (760) 788-0250 for a list of forest offices.

=indicates's dog-friendly advertisers!


Air Travel

Highway Guides

Books and Ebooks

List Your Property

About Us

Press Kit

Contact Us

Recommend Places

Before you visit an establishment or place, please contact them and verify that they are still dog-friendly and available, as policies and management change frequently. All places listed on require your dog to be leashed and under your direct control unless specified  otherwise by an establishments (including parks and beaches) management. Please be aware of local Breed-Specific Laws that may be in place where you are visiting. The information on this site is not a recommendation., Inc. makes no warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. If you find an establishment that no longer allows dogs, please let us know so we can remove them from our list. For full Rules and Regulations for Use of This Site, including the legal disclaimer and copyright notices,  click here before using the site
Copyright 1997-2015, All Rights Reserved,®, Inc.
Send email to us at 

       Mobile Apps  Ebooks