Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 5

WARNER SPRINGS to CA 74: Horned lizards are just one of the oddly adapted desert creatures and plants you'll see on the 35-mile leg over Bucksnort Mountain. Pack plenty of water.
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WARNER SPRINGS to CA 74: Horned lizards are just one of the oddly adapted desert creatures and plants you'll see on the 35-mile leg over Bucksnort Mountain. Pack plenty of water.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 55.9

Waypoints

PCT057

Location: 33.2731323242188, -116.645362854004

CA 79; first crossing of Agua Caliente Creek

PCT058

Location: 33.2850494384766, -116.655517578125

Nice shaded campground on private property; ask permission for camping

PCT059

Location: 33.2949180603027, -116.63939666748

Private Campground; ask permission for camping

PCT060

Location: 33.2955322265625, -116.638580322266

Second crossing of Agua Caliente Creek

PCT061

Location: 33.3097152709961, -116.630401611328

Third crossing of Agua Caliente Creek

PCT062

Location: 33.3213005065918, -116.622619628906

Nice campsite in Canyon Oaks near creek

PCT063

Location: 33.3429679870606, -116.638801574707

Spur trail to Lost Valley Spring

PCT064

Location: 33.3463821411133, -116.614051818848

Saddle on Hot Springs fault

PCT065

Location: 33.3816337585449, -116.595077514648

Chihuahua Valley Road entering Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

PCT066

Location: 33.4416351318359, -116.604835510254

Exiting Anza Borrego State Park

PCT067

Location: 33.4578323364258, -116.604820251465

Tule Canyon Creek; barely flowing, dirty water

PCT068

Location: 33.4602165222168, -116.59992980957

Tule Canyon Truck Trail (spur down towards the tank)

PCT069

Location: 33.4595336914062, -116.597846984863

Water tank with nearby shaded camping

PCT070

Location: 33.4753150939941, -116.578498840332

Guzzler water tank: water collection tank built for wildlife; not drinkable

PCT071

Location: 33.4766502380371, -116.577301025391

Cross dirt road

PCT072

Location: 33.4996337890625, -116.569869995117

Terwilliger Valley. Hiker's oasis water cache and various dirt roads.

PCT073

Location: 33.5281181335449, -116.590835571289

Cross Table Mountain Road

PCT074

Location: 33.5349159240723, -116.586982727051

Northern notch of Alkali Wash in Horse Canyon area, continue up toward Lookout Mountain

PCT075

Location: 33.5633010864258, -116.576713562012

CA 74. Hungry? Excellent burgers @ Paradise Cafe on L.

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PCT underpass

Location: 33.2745475769043, -116.644599914551

PCT crosses under a very low bridge. ©Jack Haskel

Water Cache

Location: 33.4986877441406, -116.570602416992

©Jack Haskel

Foothills

Location: 33.3168487548828, -116.626693725586

©Jack Haskel

Charred stalks

Location: 33.3242607116699, -116.628547668457

©Jack Haskel