Hike the Garnet Peak-Champagne Pass Loop

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A semi-strenuous hike in the beautiful Laguna Mountains of San Diego. Amazing views only an hour outside of the city.

Hiking the Garnet Peak to Champagne Pass Loop can be done as a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip. You will hike on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), climb to the top of Garnet Peak and relish in the views of the Anza Borrego Desert. There are optional side trails that you can take (to Storm Canyon, Monument Peak) so bring a map/ compass if you feel like tackling those. It's a pretty straight forward hike that is easy to follow and as you get to Oasis Springs, you can set up to camp if you are staying the night or this is where you can eat lunch and turn around to head home.

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Distance

10.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

900 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

San Diego Metro KOA

Chula Vista, California

Temecula / Vail Lake KOA

Temecula, California

From $60/night

Outsite // San Diego

Encinitas, California

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Bring Water

It can get super hot, bring water

Is there any water on this loop or should we carry it all with us?

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