Currently available maps, in order from west to east:
|Carmel Valley||Pacific Ocean to Carmel Country Road|
|Shaw Ridge||Carmel Country Road to Peñasquitos Canyon (see note below)|
|Peñasquitos||Peñasquitos Canyon to I-15|
|Sabre Springs||I-15 to Pomerado Road|
|Poway||Pomerado Road to Sycamore Canyon Road|
|Sycamore Canyon||Sycamore Canyon Road to State Highway 67 (incomplete)|
|San Vicente||State Highway 67 to Wildcat Canyon Road (incomplete)|
|El Capitan||Wildcat Canyon Road to El Cajon Mountain (incomplete)|
|Eagle Peak||Eagle Peak and Cedar Creek|
|Boulder Creek||Boulder Creek Road and Engineers Road|
|Cuyamaca Rancho State Park||Cuyamaca Rancho State Park|
|Oriflamme Canyon||Oriflamme Canyon|
|Grapevine Canyon||Highway 78 to Jasper Trail|
|Culp Valley||Jasper Trail to Culp Valley|
|Hellhole Canyon||Culp Valley to Borrego Springs|
A housing development called The Preserve at Del Mar has been built squarely across the trail on Shaw Ridge east of Rancho Toyon Place. However, trails are being built around the edge of the development.
These maps are preliminary and will be changed or updated from time to time as more information becomes available. They are not copyrighted. You may reproduce and distribute them for any lawful purpose.
Some of the maps have substantial unexplored areas. However, they should be useful for hikes or rides in the explored portions. Notice that the segment between San Vicente Reservoir and Oakoasis Preserve is not only unexplored -- it hasn't even been laid out.
The trail along Boulder Creek Road and Engineers Road will eventually be replaced by a more direct route to Milk Ranch Road. Until then the route along the roads is the best available.
The trail through Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is shown as it is now. However, major changes are contemplated. In particular, the part between Stonewall Mine and Sunrise Highway will be moved south to a better route.
The trail from Wildcat Canyon Road to El Cajon Mountain (also known as El Capitan) is shown in blue as far as it has been explored by me. The trail apparently follows an old fire road shown on the topographic map.
The trail in the lower (eastern) part of Oriflamme Canyon is shown as following Mason Valley Truck Trail all the way to County Highway S2. This is a perfectly feasible route, but the Sea to Sea Trail description contains an alternate that has not been explored or mapped by me.
If you want printed copies of these maps, Kinko's copy centers in San Diego can make very good copies for approximately one dollar each, plus tax. Download the .jpg or .gif files and write them to DOS/Windows floppy diskettes (or other suitable media -- check with Kinko's). Take the floppies to Kinko's. AOL users should be careful to save the files in either JPEG, GIF or bitmap format, since some versions of AOL will otherwise save the files in ART format, which Kinko's cannot handle.
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