Hike the Silvercrest Trail

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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. 


1.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

52 ft Gain




Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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