Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 11

CAJON JUNCTION to CA 2: Walk the scar of the San Andreas Fault then climb the pinyon ridges of the Mojave Desert on this 23.6-mile trek. Don't miss Wrightwood, CA, considered the friendliest hiker town just off the PCT.
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CAJON JUNCTION to CA 2: Walk the scar of the San Andreas Fault then climb the pinyon ridges of the Mojave Desert on this 23.6-mile trek. Don't miss Wrightwood, CA, considered the friendliest hiker town just off the PCT.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 38.0

Waypoints

PCT192

Location: 34.309166, -117.4702301

Pick up the PCT near the McDonalds.

PCT193

Location: 34.3059654, -117.466301

PCT veers S through a tunnel under the freeway

PCT194

Location: 34.2991486, -117.469635

Cross dirt road

PCT195

Location: 34.2986832, -117.4685669

Tunnel under train tracks

PCT196

Location: 34.2970047, -117.4716034

Take L @ this point

PCT197

Location: 34.2937851, -117.477066

Cross dirt road

PCT198

Location: 34.2980156, -117.5067139

San Andreas Rift Zone and Swarthout Canyon

PCT199

Location: 34.2935715, -117.5098495

Water cache

PCT200

Location: 34.2928505, -117.529213

Sharpless Ranch Road. Nice view back towards Cajon Pass

PCT201

Location: 34.311615, -117.5799484

Road junction

PCT202

Location: 34.3116684, -117.5832367

Large camp on flat, open area with nice views

PCT203

Location: 34.3133659, -117.5894852

Road junction

PCT204

Location: 34.3304825, -117.6257172

Dirt road atop Blue Ridge features nice camping

PCT205

Location: 34.3362846, -117.6391678

Cross dirt road

PCT206

Location: 34.3366508, -117.6416168

Acorn Trail leads down to Wrightwood; or head to road for possible hitchhike

PCT207

Location: 34.3414345, -117.6552658

Superb car campground with bathrooms

PCT208

Location: 34.3591499, -117.6864471

Resume trail tread

PCT209

Location: 34.3694, -117.7004318

Cross old paved road

PCT210

Location: 34.3724327, -117.7102356

CA 2; SE is Wrightwood, a full-service town;

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Obscured by cloud

Location: 34.3164787, -117.5824814

Low-hanging atmosphere clings to the Blue Ridge of the San Gabriel Mountains. ©Jack Haskel

Water Cache Box

Location: 34.293396, -117.5114136

A PCT'er stands near the Swarthout Canyon water cache. ©Jack Haskel

Unique trail sign

Location: 34.3060989, -117.4660034

©Jack Haskel