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San Diego 100 has 15 aid stations as listed below. To learn more about each section click the sign.
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(Aid Station 1)
Lake Cuyamaca to Paso Picacho 1
(0 - 6.8)
  • Leg Mileage: 6.8 miles
  • Total Mileage: 6.8 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 7:00 am / 8:00 am
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: NO
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 1,329 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 1,092 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: none

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(Aid Station 2)
Paso Picacho 1 to Chambers 1
(6.8 - 12.5)
  • Leg Mileage: 5.7 miles
  • Total Mileage: 12.5 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 7:30 am / 9:30 am
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: NO
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 809 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 1,024 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: none

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(Aid Station 3)
Chambers 1 to Pedro Fages
(12.5 - 18.5)
  • Leg Mileage: 6.0 miles
  • Total Mileage: 18.5 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 8:30 am / 11:15 am
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: NO
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 416 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 356 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: none

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(Aid Station 4)
Pedro Fages to Sunrise 1
(18.5 - 23.2)
  • Leg Mileage: 4.7 miles
  • Total Mileage: 23.2 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 9:00 am / 12:30 pm
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 559 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 248 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: none

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(Aid Station 5)
Sunrise 1 to Pioneer Mail 1
(23.2 - 30.4)
  • Leg Mileage: 7.2 miles
  • Total Mileage: 30.4 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 10:30 am / 3:00 pm
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 1,123 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 851 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 3:00 pm / Sat

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(Aid Station 6)
Pioneer Mail 1 to Penny Pines 1
(30.4 - 34.4)
  • Leg Mileage: 4.0 miles
  • Total Mileage: 34.4 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 11:00 am / 4:15 pm
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: NO
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 545 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 373 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 4:15 pm / Sat

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(Aid Station 7)
Penny Pines 1 to Todd's Cabin
(34.4 - 39.6)
  • Leg Mileage: 5.2 miles
  • Total Mileage: 39.6 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 11:45 am / 5:30 pm
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: NO
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 936 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 527 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: none

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(Aid Station 8)
Todd's Cabin to Red Tail Roost
(39.6 - 44.7)
  • Leg Mileage: 5.1 miles
  • Total Mileage: 44.7 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 12:30 pm / 7:15 pm
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 654 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 516 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 7:15 pm / Sat

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(Aid Station 9)
Red Tail Roost to Meadows
(45 - 51.1)
  • Leg Mileage: 6.1 miles
  • Total Mileage: 51.1 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 1:30 pm / 9:15 pm
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: NO
  • Elevation Gain: 519 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 982 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 9:15 pm / Sat

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(Aid Station 10)
Meadows to Penny Pines 2
(51.1 - 56.3)
  • Leg Mileage: 5.2 miles
  • Total Mileage: 56.3 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 2:30 pm / 11:00 pm
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: YES
  • Elevation Gain: 636 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 684 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 11:00 pm / Sat

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(Aid Station 11)
Penny Pines 2 to Pine Creek
(56.3 - 64.0)
  • Leg Mileage: 7.7 miles
  • Total Mileage: 64.0 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 4:00 pm / 1:30 am
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: NO
  • Pacer: YES
  • Elevation Gain: 269 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 1,899 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 1:30 am / Sun

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(Aid Station 12)
Pine Creek to Pioneer Mail 2
(64 - 72.1)
  • Leg Mileage: 8.1 miles
  • Total Mileage: 72.1 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 6:00 pm / 4:30 am
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: YES
  • Elevation Gain: 1,965 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 551 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 4:30 am / Sun

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(Aid Station 13)
Pioneer Mail 2 to Sunrise 2
(72.1 - 79.3)
  • Leg Mileage: 7.2 miles
  • Total Mileage: 79.3 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 7:30 pm / 7:00 am
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: YES
  • Elevation Gain: 913 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 1,194 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 7:00 am / Sun

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(Aid Station 14)
Sunrise 2 to Chambers 2
(79.3 - 87.9)
  • Leg Mileage: 8.6 miles
  • Total Mileage: 87.9 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 9:00 pm / 9:45 am
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: YES
  • Elevation Gain: 265 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 657 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 9:45 am / Sun

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(Aid Station 15)
Chambers 2 to Paso Picacho 2
(87.9 - 94.4)
  • Leg Mileage: 6.5 miles
  • Total Mileage: 94.4 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 10:30 pm / 12:00 pm
  • Drop Bags: NO
  • Crew Access: NO
  • Pacer: YES
  • Elevation Gain: 1,113 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 860 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 12:15 pm / Sun

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(Finish)
Paso Picacho 2 to Lake Cuyamaca
(94.4 - 100.2)
  • Leg Mileage: 5.8 miles
  • Total Mileage: 100.2 miles
  • Aid Station Open/Close: 11:30 am / 2:00 pm
  • Drop Bags: YES
  • Crew Access: YES
  • Pacer: YES
  • Elevation Gain: 578 feet
  • Elevation Loss: 815 feet
  • Mandatory Cutoff: 2:00 pm / Sun

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LegTotalLake Cuyamaca to Paso Picacho 1
00Start at south parking lot of Lake Cuyamaca - head out the parking lot towards the Restaurant
0.10.1Cross Hwy 79 in front of Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant and turn right onto small trail which is not well worn in
0.0150.12After turning right on the small trail; follow it for 100 yards then turn left (hairpin turn) on an old asphalt road
0.30.3Turn right at gate that enters the Sugar Pine Trail and start climbing up towards Middle Peak
2.42.4Follow Sugar Pine Trail until you reach Middle Peak Fire Road then turn left on fire road
2.422.42Turn left on Middle Peak Fire Road for about 100 feet and then turn right to connect to Black Oak Trail
3.953.95Follow Black Oak Trail until you come to 4 corners which is the intersection of Milk Ranch Road, Middle
3.963.96Peak Road and Azalea Springs Fire Road; go straight past gate onto Azallea Springs Rd
4.654.65Follow Azalea Springs Fire Rd until you come to Azalea Glen Trail on left and then turn left onto this trail
66Follow Azalea Glen Trail downhill til you come to intersection of Azalea Glen Loop Trail Signs, take left split
6.86.8Follow Azalea Glen Loop Trail til you come to park entrance road and take a left over to bathrooms (aid locale)
LegTotalPaso Picacho 1 to Chambers 1
06.8Leave the Paso Picacho Aid Station (by the bathrooms) and head towards Hwy 79 to cross over the Hwy 79
0.056.85Carefully cross Hwy 79 to pick up Stonewall Peak Trail
1.98.7Climb the Stonewall Peak Trail which switchbacks upwards - we do not take the trail to the very top
1.98.7At T-intersection where the trail goes left or right, turn left and head down the backside of Stonewall Peak Trail
3.410.2Follow trail down until you come to intersecting CA Riding & Hiking Trail Trail and turn right.
3.4110.21Immediately after right turn, stay straight on trail. Do not take Vern Whitaker Trail that veers to the right
3.710.5Turn sharp left onto Los Vaqueros Trail; you will cross the Stonewall Entrance asphalt road in .2 miles, then cross the road and continue straight on the Los Vaqueros Trail
4.311.1Turn right onto Marty Minshall Trail and follow it for just over .5 miles
4.811.6Turn left and go through gate onto the Fletcher Island gravel road and bridge
4.8111.61After crossing the bridge, turn left on dirt road traveling clockwise on Fletcher Island
4.9511.75When you come to a porta potty and picnic bench off to the left of the dirt road, veer left onto the trail, then right
5.3512.15Follow the trail clockwise which is just on the edge of the lake until you come to gravel road on east side of the lake and turn left turn onto the gravel road. Take this gravel road for .2 miles over to Chambers Aid
5.712.5Chambers 1 aid station is located at the first campsite by the porta potties
LegTotalChambers 1 to Pedro Fages
012.5Depart aid station (by the campsite on the east side of the Lake Cuyamaca) just below Chambers parking and run across gravel levee road onto Fletcher Island to turn right at lake's edge and going counterclockwise on Fletcher Island lake side trail
0.112.6Turn right onto lake side trail going counterclockwise
0.3312.83Follow trail for .25 miles and veer left off of trail up onto dirt road. This turn is by the porta potty/picnic bench. Follow dirt road continuing counterclockwise around Fletcher Island
0.513Turn right and run across bridge on gravel road
0.613.1Cross through gate and take a left onto Marty Minshall Trail
0.9513.45Turn left on Marty Minshall Trail by the horse corrals
1.3513.85Continue straight on trail. Do not take right trail that goes up to Stonewall Mine
1.4513.95Cross asphalt road and continue on trail
1.714.2Trail comes to asphalt road, continue on asphalt for 100 feet and turn left onto California Riding & Hiking Trail
2.615.1At dirt road intersection, bear left onto Soapstone Grade Rd
3.616.1Turn left onto California Riding and Hiking Trail and follow trail for 2.4 miles to Pedro Fages aid at Hwy S-1
618.5Pedro Fages aid station is located on east side of Sunrise Hwy
LegTotalPedro Fages to Sunrise 1
018.5Cross Sunrise Hwy at Pedro Fages parking pad and pick up California Riding & Hiking Trail (CRHT)
1.520Follow CHRT for 1.5 miles and turn right on dirt road for 100 feet, go through gate, and turn right onto PCT
4.523Follow PCT for just shy of 3 miles until you come to the Sunrise Connector Trail, turn right for .25 miles to Sunrise aid station
4.723.2Sunrise 1 aid station is on the west side of S-1 hwy in the parking lot
LegTotalSunrise 1 to Pioneer Mail 1
023.2Leave Aid Station and head east crossing Sunrise Hwy to pick up the connector trail which takes you back to the Pacific Crest Trail
0.123.3Cross Sunrise Hwy
0.423.7Take a right onto the Pacific Crest Trail and head south following all signs to stay on the PCT. There are several side trails and turns but always stay on the PCT. There are frequent PCT signs
6.429.6You will come to an aspahlt road/parking area. Go directly across this road and pick up the PCT on the other side of the road. This can be confusing since you are crossing a parking area. Stay on PCT.
7.230.4Arrive at Pioneer Mail aid station which is located at the north end of the parking area.
LegTotalPioneer Mail 1 to Penny Pines 1
030.4Leave the Pioneer Mail Aid station at the north end of the parking area and take a left back onto the PCT within 50 feet. Stay on PCT the entire way to Penny Pines 1. Numerous PCT signs to help stay on course
3.9534.35Turn right at connector trail to take you out to Sunrise Hwy
434.4Sunrise 1 aid station is located just prior to crossing the S-1 Hwy. Aid is at the parking area.
LegTotalPenny Pines 1 to Todd's Cabin
034.4Leave Penny Pines Aid Station back on connector trail to PCT, then head south on the PCT. Follow PCT signs at all intersections
4.138.5Stay straight on PCT and do not turn right on Big Laguna Trail.
5.239.6Turn right onto small trail on the right that takes you .2 miles down to Todd's Cabin
5.439.6Todd's Cabin aid station; this aid station is located on a small connector trail to the Cabin
LegTotalTodd's Cabin to Red Tail Roost
039.6Leave Todd's Cabin and climb back up trail to PCT intersection; turn right and follow the PCT
0.239.8Turn right back onto PCT heading south. Stay on PCT. Do not take any side trails. PCT signs are obvious.
3.743.3Follow PCT for 3.5 miles until you come to Thing Valley Road, turn right onto Thing Valley Dirt road
544.6Dirt road comes to Sunrise Hwy (S-1), turn right on S-1 for 100 feet & cross road into Red Tail Roost parking
5.144.7Aid station is located at picnic tables just past the Red Tail Roost building
LegTotalRed Tail Roost to Meadows
044.7Leave the Red Tail Roost aid station via the trail sign at the west side of the parking lot. The trail splits within
0.0144.710 feet of the start of the trail and you take the left trail (bear left)
1.846.5Turn left off of trail onto dirt road and head downhill
2.146.8Hairpin right turn on the dirt road
2.547.2Dirt road becomes single track trail
347.7Pass through metal gate and turn left onto the farthest left dirt single track trail (trail #6)
3.348Turn left onto trail #6 (Gatos Ravine Trail and start a moderate uphill climb on single track trail
4.6549.35Bear right at trail intersection onto trail # 3
4.849.5Turn left at fence corner and follow trail next to fence (trail #7)
4.9549.65Turn left and pass through fence onto trail #2
5.2549.95Bear left and follow trail #7
6.451.1This Trail takes you back out the S-1 Hwy. The aid station is on the near side of the gate and small bridge.
LegTotalMeadows to Penny Pines 2
051.1Aid station is located just off of S-1 Hwy trail access point
0.151.2Leave aid station and run trail for .1 miles and bear left at intersection going on the furthest left single track
1.852.9Follow Sunset Trail for 1.7 miles until you come to Lake of the Woods intersection trails
1.953Turn left in front of the lake and follow trail for .1 miles but then bear left staying on Sunset Trail
4.1555.25Come to intersection of Big Laguna Trail; take a left and follow Big Laguna Trail to Penny Pines. Do not take trail that says to Noble Canyon
5.156.2Intersect Noble Canyon Trail; take a right and run .1 mile towards Sunrise Hwy; aid station on west side of
5.256.3Penny Pines parking area
LegTotalPenny Pines 2 to Pine Creek
056.3Leave Penny Pines Aid Station and head west down Noble Canyon Trail
0.156.4At intersection of Big Laguna Trail; stay right and continue to follow the Noble Canyon Trail
0.256.5Bear right at intersection and follow Noble Canyon Trail signs. While on Noble Canyon Trail, you will cross an asphalt road several times. In each instance, cross the road and pick up Noble Canyon Trail each time on the other side of the asphalt road. Noble Canyon Trail has many signs.
5.962.2Cross a stream and bear left on the trail, staying on Noble Canyon Trail. You should see a small Noble Canyon Trail sign just after you turn left.
7.463.7After descending a rocky section on Noble you will leave Noble Canyon Trail by heading straight instead of taking a sharp left turn which is where Noble Canyon Trail continues. You will run straight on the trail for .3 miles to Pine Creek 1 aid station which is a dirt parking area at the top of a short climb. The .3 miles after leaving Noble Canyon Trail to the Pine Creek aid station parallels a stream which will be to the left of you.
7.764Pine Creek 1 Aid Station
LegTotalPine Creek to Pioneer Mail 2
064Leave the Pine Creek Aid Station and head up Pine Creek Road (asphalt road) which goes for 2.25 miles mostly uphill. CAUTION : .6 miles up the road from the aid station is a huge wasps' nest in a big tree on the right. Stay well to the left on the road and move very briskly beyond this location. Runners have been stung here and these bees are aggressive!
2.2566.25Leave Pine Creek Rd at the big tree and head straight onto dirt road #14SO4. You will pass a road gate that is open most of the year. You will also start downhill and cross another stream
3.867.8Leave the dirt road and take a right on to Indian Creek Trail. This will start another long uphill
5.769.7You will come to the intersection of three trails at Champagne Peak. Take a left onto Pine Mountain Trail which will take you to Sunrise Hwy.
6.870.8Cross dirt road and pick up Pine Mountain Trail on the other side of the road.
7.971.9Arrive at Sunrise Highway. Cross Sunrise and turn right on the shoulder and then left into Pioneer Mail parking area.
8.172.1Follow the parking area to the north where Pioneer Mail Aid Station is at the access to the PCT
LegTotalPioneer Mail 2 to Sunrise 2
072.1Leave the far end of Pioneer Mail Aid Station Parking Area by heading north onto PCT, and passing concrete horse trough within 100 feet of this leg. Stay on the PCT for 6.9 miles. Look for PCT signs at every turn and follow the PCT trail exclusively.
0.772.8Cross a cul de sac parking area and pick up the PCT 200 feet to the north.
577.1PCT crosses a dirt road. Take a slight left for 20 feet and turn right back onto PCT; do not follow dirt road, the PCT is single track trail.
6.979Leave PCT by taking a left at intersecting trail that says "to Sunrise Hwy"
7.179.2Cross Sunrise Highway and enter parking area that is the location of Sunrise 1 Aid Station
7.279.3Aid Station is at the northwest part of the parking area near the entrance to the trail.
LegTotalSunrise 2 to Chambers 2
079.3Trail begins at northwest part of parking area on the La Cima Trail. You will pass horse corrals as you leave the parking area.
1.180.4Trail crosses asphalt road. Pick up trail on other side of road. Very shortly after crossing road, (about 100 feet) you will come to a trail sign and intersection. This is a very important right turn.
1.1580.45Take a right turn onto the intersecting trail heading back to the east. This trail parallels Sunrise Hwy
2.681.9Trail turns to the left heading back to the west heading away from Sunrise Highway
4.984.2Leave single track trail and turn right onto California Riding and Hiking Trail dirt road
5.885.1Turn right at road intersection and follow sign that says Soapstone Grade Rd.
6.8586.15Turn right onto asphalt road and go 100 feet before bearing left back onto dirt trail. This is the Marty Minshall Trail.
7.1586.45Cross asphalt road, go straight, and pick up Marty Minshall Trail on the other side of road.
7.6586.95Follow Marty Minshall Trail until you come to horse corrals and take a right turn on the Marty Minshall Trail
887.3Turn right and pass through gate to access Fletcher Island; stay straight across the gravel bridge
8.187.4Turn left on the dirt road on the other side of the bridge and run clockwise on the road.
8.587.8Follow lake side trail clockwise around Fletcher Island until you come to gravel levee on east side of the Lake
8.687.9Turn left on gravel levee and run .1 miles to aid station at the first campsite just below Chambers Campround
LegTotalChambers 2 to Paso Picacho 2
087.9Depart aid station (by the campsite on the east side of the Lake Cuyamaca) just below Chambers parking and run across gravel levee road onto Fletcher Island to turn right at lake's edge and going counterclockwise on Fletcher Island lake side trail
0.188Turn right onto lake side trail going counterclockwise
0.3388.33Follow trail for .25 miles and veer left off of trail up onto dirt road. This turn is by the porta potty/picnic bench. Follow dirt road continuing counterclockwise around Fletcher Island
0.588.4Turn right and run across bridge on gravel road
0.688.5Cross through gate and take a left onto Marty Minshall Trail
0.9588.85Turn left on Marty Minshall Trail by the horse corrals
1.3589.25Continue straight on trail. Do not take left trail that goes up to Stonewall Mine
1.4589.35Cross asphalt road and continue on trail
1.989.8Trail continues straight paralleling aspahlt road on the right side of road and joins the Los Vaqueros Trail
2.490.3Turn sharply right at trail intersection and stay on the Los Vaqueros Trail
2.890.7Turn left onto California Riding and Hiking Trail
3.191Turn left onto Stonewall Peak Trail and climb up backside of Stonewall Peak
4.692.5Turn right onto front side Stonewall Peak Trail to descent to Paso Picacho. Do not take trail straight all the way up to the peak
6.494.3Cross Hwy 79 and follow trail just to right of Paso Picacho park entrance to bathrooms where the aid station is
6.594.4Aid station is at picnic tables next to parking lot and bathrooms
LegTotalPaso Picacho 2 to Lake Cuyamaca
094.4Leave aid station at bathroom facilities and go left from parking lot towards park exit but stay right (do not turn left to exit park at the kiosk) and pick up trail on right about .1 mile from aid station.
0.194.5Take a right onto the Azalea Glen Loop Trail.
0.494.8Stay straight at trail intersection remaining on Azalea Glen Loop Trail.
0.695Stay straight on Azalea Glen Loop Trail. Trail transitions to dirt from crushed gravel. Trail climbs and parallels stream which is just to the right of the trail.
2.296.6Turn right onto Azalea Springs Fire Road and run to 4 Corners intersection in .7 miles
2.997.3After passing gate, turn right onto Milk Ranch Road and run down hill to Hwy 79 in 1.5 miles
4.498.8Cross Highway 79 and pick up Marty Minshall Trail just on the other side of the hwy by the parking area. Follow single track trail until you come to fence opening and take a left onto the grassy meadow trail
5.199.5Turn left and go through fence to pick up grassy meadow field trial with Lake Cuyamaca located on your right. Follow grassy meadow trail as it wraps around to the west side (going clockwise) of the Lake to the finish line at
5.8100.2the south parking lot of Lake Cuyamaca.
LegTotalLake Cuyamaca to Paso Picacho 1
00Start at south parking lot of Lake Cuyamaca - head out the parking lot towards the Restaurant
0.10.1Cross Hwy 79 in front of Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant and turn right onto small trail which is not well worn in
0.0150.12After turning right on the small trail; follow it for 100 yards then turn left (hairpin turn) on an old asphalt road
0.30.3Turn right at gate that enters the Sugar Pine Trail and start climbing up towards Middle Peak
2.42.4Follow Sugar Pine Trail until you reach Middle Peak Fire Road then turn left on fire road
2.422.42Turn left on Middle Peak Fire Road for about 100 feet and then turn right to connect to Black Oak Trail
3.953.95Follow Black Oak Trail until you come to 4 corners which is the intersection of Milk Ranch Road, Middle
3.963.96Peak Road and Azalea Springs Fire Road; go straight past gate onto Azallea Springs Rd
4.654.65Follow Azalea Springs Fire Rd until you come to Azalea Glen Trail on left and then turn left onto this trail
66Follow Azalea Glen Trail downhill til you come to intersection of Azalea Glen Loop Trail Signs, take left split
6.86.8Follow Azalea Glen Loop Trail til you come to park entrance road and take a left over to bathrooms (aid locale)
LegTotalPaso Picacho 1 to Chambers 1
06.8Leave the Paso Picacho Aid Station (by the bathrooms) and head towards Hwy 79 to cross over the Hwy 79
0.056.85Carefully cross Hwy 79 to pick up Stonewall Peak Trail
1.98.7Climb the Stonewall Peak Trail which switchbacks upwards - we do not take the trail to the very top
1.98.7At T-intersection where the trail goes left or right, turn left and head down the backside of Stonewall Peak Trail
3.410.2Follow trail down until you come to intersecting CA Riding & Hiking Trail Trail and turn right.
3.4110.21Immediately after right turn, stay straight on trail. Do not take Vern Whitaker Trail that veers to the right
3.710.5Turn sharp left onto Los Vaqueros Trail; you will cross the Stonewall Entrance asphalt road in .2 miles, then cross the road and continue straight on the Los Vaqueros Trail
4.311.1Turn right onto Marty Minshall Trail and follow it for just over .5 miles
4.811.6Turn left and go through gate onto the Fletcher Island gravel road and bridge
4.8111.61After crossing the bridge, turn left on dirt road traveling clockwise on Fletcher Island
4.9511.75When you come to a porta potty and picnic bench off to the left of the dirt road, veer left onto the trail, then right
5.3512.15Follow the trail clockwise which is just on the edge of the lake until you come to gravel road on east side of the lake and turn left turn onto the gravel road. Take this gravel road for .2 miles over to Chambers Aid
5.712.5Chambers 1 aid station is located at the first campsite by the porta potties
LegTotalChambers 1 to Pedro Fages
012.5Depart aid station (by the campsite on the east side of the Lake Cuyamaca) just below Chambers parking and run across gravel levee road onto Fletcher Island to turn right at lake's edge and going counterclockwise on Fletcher Island lake side trail
0.112.6Turn right onto lake side trail going counterclockwise
0.3312.83Follow trail for .25 miles and veer left off of trail up onto dirt road. This turn is by the porta potty/picnic bench. Follow dirt road continuing counterclockwise around Fletcher Island
0.513Turn right and run across bridge on gravel road
0.613.1Cross through gate and take a left onto Marty Minshall Trail
0.9513.45Turn left on Marty Minshall Trail by the horse corrals
1.3513.85Continue straight on trail. Do not take right trail that goes up to Stonewall Mine
1.4513.95Cross asphalt road and continue on trail
1.714.2Trail comes to asphalt road, continue on asphalt for 100 feet and turn left onto California Riding & Hiking Trail
2.615.1At dirt road intersection, bear left onto Soapstone Grade Rd
3.616.1Turn left onto California Riding and Hiking Trail and follow trail for 2.4 miles to Pedro Fages aid at Hwy S-1
618.5Pedro Fages aid station is located on east side of Sunrise Hwy
LegTotalPedro Fages to Sunrise 1
018.5Cross Sunrise Hwy at Pedro Fages parking pad and pick up California Riding & Hiking Trail (CRHT)
1.520Follow CHRT for 1.5 miles and turn right on dirt road for 100 feet, go through gate, and turn right onto PCT
4.523Follow PCT for just shy of 3 miles until you come to the Sunrise Connector Trail, turn right for .25 miles to Sunrise aid station
4.723.2Sunrise 1 aid station is on the west side of S-1 hwy in the parking lot
LegTotalSunrise 1 to Pioneer Mail 1
023.2Leave Aid Station and head east crossing Sunrise Hwy to pick up the connector trail which takes you back to the Pacific Crest Trail
0.123.3Cross Sunrise Hwy
0.423.7Take a right onto the Pacific Crest Trail and head south following all signs to stay on the PCT. There are several side trails and turns but always stay on the PCT. There are frequent PCT signs
6.429.6You will come to an aspahlt road/parking area. Go directly across this road and pick up the PCT on the other side of the road. This can be confusing since you are crossing a parking area. Stay on PCT.
7.230.4Arrive at Pioneer Mail aid station which is located at the north end of the parking area.
LegTotalPioneer Mail 1 to Penny Pines 1
030.4Leave the Pioneer Mail Aid station at the north end of the parking area and take a left back onto the PCT within 50 feet. Stay on PCT the entire way to Penny Pines 1. Numerous PCT signs to help stay on course
3.9534.35Turn right at connector trail to take you out to Sunrise Hwy
434.4Sunrise 1 aid station is located just prior to crossing the S-1 Hwy. Aid is at the parking area.
LegTotalPenny Pines 1 to Todd's Cabin
034.4Leave Penny Pines Aid Station back on connector trail to PCT, then head south on the PCT. Follow PCT signs at all intersections
4.138.5Stay straight on PCT and do not turn right on Big Laguna Trail.
5.239.6Turn right onto small trail on the right that takes you .2 miles down to Todd's Cabin
5.439.6Todd's Cabin aid station; this aid station is located on a small connector trail to the Cabin
LegTotalTodd's Cabin to Red Tail Roost
039.6Leave Todd's Cabin and climb back up trail to PCT intersection; turn right and follow the PCT
0.239.8Turn right back onto PCT heading south. Stay on PCT. Do not take any side trails. PCT signs are obvious.
3.743.3Follow PCT for 3.5 miles until you come to Thing Valley Road, turn right onto Thing Valley Dirt road
544.6Dirt road comes to Sunrise Hwy (S-1), turn right on S-1 for 100 feet & cross road into Red Tail Roost parking
5.144.7Aid station is located at picnic tables just past the Red Tail Roost building
LegTotalRed Tail Roost to Meadows
044.7Leave the Red Tail Roost aid station via the trail sign at the west side of the parking lot. The trail splits within
0.0144.710 feet of the start of the trail and you take the left trail (bear left)
1.846.5Turn left off of trail onto dirt road and head downhill
2.146.8Hairpin right turn on the dirt road
2.547.2Dirt road becomes single track trail
347.7Pass through metal gate and turn left onto the farthest left dirt single track trail (trail #6)
3.348Turn left onto trail #6 (Gatos Ravine Trail and start a moderate uphill climb on single track trail
4.6549.35Bear right at trail intersection onto trail # 3
4.849.5Turn left at fence corner and follow trail next to fence (trail #7)
4.9549.65Turn left and pass through fence onto trail #2
5.2549.95Bear left and follow trail #7
6.451.1This Trail takes you back out the S-1 Hwy. The aid station is on the near side of the gate and small bridge.
LegTotalMeadows to Penny Pines 2
051.1Aid station is located just off of S-1 Hwy trail access point
0.151.2Leave aid station and run trail for .1 miles and bear left at intersection going on the furthest left single track
1.852.9Follow Sunset Trail for 1.7 miles until you come to Lake of the Woods intersection trails
1.953Turn left in front of the lake and follow trail for .1 miles but then bear left staying on Sunset Trail
4.1555.25Come to intersection of Big Laguna Trail; take a left and follow Big Laguna Trail to Penny Pines. Do not take trail that says to Noble Canyon
5.156.2Intersect Noble Canyon Trail; take a right and run .1 mile towards Sunrise Hwy; aid station on west side of
5.256.3Penny Pines parking area
LegTotalPenny Pines 2 to Pine Creek
056.3Leave Penny Pines Aid Station and head west down Noble Canyon Trail
0.156.4At intersection of Big Laguna Trail; stay right and continue to follow the Noble Canyon Trail
0.256.5Bear right at intersection and follow Noble Canyon Trail signs. While on Noble Canyon Trail, you will cross an asphalt road several times. In each instance, cross the road and pick up Noble Canyon Trail each time on the other side of the asphalt road. Noble Canyon Trail has many signs.
5.962.2Cross a stream and bear left on the trail, staying on Noble Canyon Trail. You should see a small Noble Canyon Trail sign just after you turn left.
7.463.7After descending a rocky section on Noble you will leave Noble Canyon Trail by heading straight instead of taking a sharp left turn which is where Noble Canyon Trail continues. You will run straight on the trail for .3 miles to Pine Creek 1 aid station which is a dirt parking area at the top of a short climb. The .3 miles after leaving Noble Canyon Trail to the Pine Creek aid station parallels a stream which will be to the left of you.
7.764Pine Creek 1 Aid Station
LegTotalPine Creek to Pioneer Mail 2
064Leave the Pine Creek Aid Station and head up Pine Creek Road (asphalt road) which goes for 2.25 miles mostly uphill. CAUTION : .6 miles up the road from the aid station is a huge wasps' nest in a big tree on the right. Stay well to the left on the road and move very briskly beyond this location. Runners have been stung here and these bees are aggressive!
2.2566.25Leave Pine Creek Rd at the big tree and head straight onto dirt road #14SO4. You will pass a road gate that is open most of the year. You will also start downhill and cross another stream
3.867.8Leave the dirt road and take a right on to Indian Creek Trail. This will start another long uphill
5.769.7You will come to the intersection of three trails at Champagne Peak. Take a left onto Pine Mountain Trail which will take you to Sunrise Hwy.
6.870.8Cross dirt road and pick up Pine Mountain Trail on the other side of the road.
7.971.9Arrive at Sunrise Highway. Cross Sunrise and turn right on the shoulder and then left into Pioneer Mail parking area.
8.172.1Follow the parking area to the north where Pioneer Mail Aid Station is at the access to the PCT
LegTotalPioneer Mail 2 to Sunrise 2
072.1Leave the far end of Pioneer Mail Aid Station Parking Area by heading north onto PCT, and passing concrete horse trough within 100 feet of this leg. Stay on the PCT for 6.9 miles. Look for PCT signs at every turn and follow the PCT trail exclusively.
0.772.8Cross a cul de sac parking area and pick up the PCT 200 feet to the north.
577.1PCT crosses a dirt road. Take a slight left for 20 feet and turn right back onto PCT; do not follow dirt road, the PCT is single track trail.
6.979Leave PCT by taking a left at intersecting trail that says "to Sunrise Hwy"
7.179.2Cross Sunrise Highway and enter parking area that is the location of Sunrise 1 Aid Station
7.279.3Aid Station is at the northwest part of the parking area near the entrance to the trail.
LegTotalSunrise 2 to Chambers 2
079.3Trail begins at northwest part of parking area on the La Cima Trail. You will pass horse corrals as you leave the parking area.
1.180.4Trail crosses asphalt road. Pick up trail on other side of road. Very shortly after crossing road, (about 100 feet) you will come to a trail sign and intersection. This is a very important right turn.
1.1580.45Take a right turn onto the intersecting trail heading back to the east. This trail parallels Sunrise Hwy
2.681.9Trail turns to the left heading back to the west heading away from Sunrise Highway
4.984.2Leave single track trail and turn right onto California Riding and Hiking Trail dirt road
5.885.1Turn right at road intersection and follow sign that says Soapstone Grade Rd.
6.8586.15Turn right onto asphalt road and go 100 feet before bearing left back onto dirt trail. This is the Marty Minshall Trail.
7.1586.45Cross asphalt road, go straight, and pick up Marty Minshall Trail on the other side of road.
7.6586.95Follow Marty Minshall Trail until you come to horse corrals and take a right turn on the Marty Minshall Trail
887.3Turn right and pass through gate to access Fletcher Island; stay straight across the gravel bridge
8.187.4Turn left on the dirt road on the other side of the bridge and run clockwise on the road.
8.587.8Follow lake side trail clockwise around Fletcher Island until you come to gravel levee on east side of the Lake
8.687.9Turn left on gravel levee and run .1 miles to aid station at the first campsite just below Chambers Campround
LegTotalChambers 2 to Paso Picacho 2
087.9Depart aid station (by the campsite on the east side of the Lake Cuyamaca) just below Chambers parking and run across gravel levee road onto Fletcher Island to turn right at lake's edge and going counterclockwise on Fletcher Island lake side trail
0.188Turn right onto lake side trail going counterclockwise
0.3388.33Follow trail for .25 miles and veer left off of trail up onto dirt road. This turn is by the porta potty/picnic bench. Follow dirt road continuing counterclockwise around Fletcher Island
0.588.4Turn right and run across bridge on gravel road
0.688.5Cross through gate and take a left onto Marty Minshall Trail
0.9588.85Turn left on Marty Minshall Trail by the horse corrals
1.3589.25Continue straight on trail. Do not take left trail that goes up to Stonewall Mine
1.4589.35Cross asphalt road and continue on trail
1.989.8Trail continues straight paralleling aspahlt road on the right side of road and joins the Los Vaqueros Trail
2.490.3Turn sharply right at trail intersection and stay on the Los Vaqueros Trail
2.890.7Turn left onto California Riding and Hiking Trail
3.191Turn left onto Stonewall Peak Trail and climb up backside of Stonewall Peak
4.692.5Turn right onto front side Stonewall Peak Trail to descent to Paso Picacho. Do not take trail straight all the way up to the peak
6.494.3Cross Hwy 79 and follow trail just to right of Paso Picacho park entrance to bathrooms where the aid station is
6.594.4Aid station is at picnic tables next to parking lot and bathrooms
LegTotalPaso Picacho 2 to Lake Cuyamaca
094.4Leave aid station at bathroom facilities and go left from parking lot towards park exit but stay right (do not turn left to exit park at the kiosk) and pick up trail on right about .1 mile from aid station.
0.194.5Take a right onto the Azalea Glen Loop Trail.
0.494.8Stay straight at trail intersection remaining on Azalea Glen Loop Trail.
0.695Stay straight on Azalea Glen Loop Trail. Trail transitions to dirt from crushed gravel. Trail climbs and parallels stream which is just to the right of the trail.
2.296.6Turn right onto Azalea Springs Fire Road and run to 4 Corners intersection in .7 miles
2.997.3After passing gate, turn right onto Milk Ranch Road and run down hill to Hwy 79 in 1.5 miles
4.498.8Cross Highway 79 and pick up Marty Minshall Trail just on the other side of the hwy by the parking area. Follow single track trail until you come to fence opening and take a left onto the grassy meadow trail
5.199.5Turn left and go through fence to pick up grassy meadow field trial with Lake Cuyamaca located on your right. Follow grassy meadow trail as it wraps around to the west side (going clockwise) of the Lake to the finish line at
5.8100.2the south parking lot of Lake Cuyamaca.