Hike the Silvercrest Trail

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Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

52 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers

The Silvercrest Trail is a 1.2 mile hike in Palomar Mountain State park, with amazing canyon views and scenic wildflowers.

The Silvercrest trail is perfect for all ages and skill levels, given the scenic views and mild terrain. The Silvercrest Trail winds through meadows and forests - keep your eyes peeled, as this is prime viewing territory for bobcats, foxes, mule deer, hawks, and coyotes. The mountain used to be home to many Native American tribes (Serrano, Ipai, and Cupeno). 

There are bathrooms and a picnic area at the trailhead. The trail is well-maintained but relatively narrow. There are no dogs allowed on this trail. Bring lots of extra water, especially in the summer. The trail offers a decent amount of shade. 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

52 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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