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California Trails

San Diego: Ysabel Truck Trail

Ramble from canyon views to shady forest along the exposed cliff bands above Santa Ysabel Creek.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.0

Waypoints

YTT011

Location: 33.1404914855957, -116.850227355957

Trail ends at Pamo Valley Rd.; retrace steps

YTT001

Location: 33.1058540344238, -116.783889770508

Head N-NW toward dam on dirt road. Sutherland Lake on R.

YTT002

Location: 33.1181869506836, -116.788864135742

Above dam; head N; pass parking area on L

YTT003

Location: 33.1197357177734, -116.788543701172

Go L, staying on Sutherland Dam Rd.; continue downhill into Cleveland National Forest

YTT005

Location: 33.1241340637207, -116.801788330078

Go L at the gate onto Ysabel Truck Trail

YTT007

Location: 33.123722076416, -116.817001342773

Trail drops up and down several times to old cattle guard; great valley views

YTT008

Location: 33.1275253295898, -116.832389831543

Vivid views as hike drops 600 ft. toward Santa Ysabel Creek

YTT009

Location: 33.1351585388184, -116.833839416504

Huge oak grove; good shady lunch spot

YTT004

Location: 33.1234550476074, -116.799766540527

Go R @ jnctn. with Black Canyon Rd.; short climb to truck trail

YTT006

Location: 33.1271018981934, -116.803421020508

Trail veers W to cross the Black Canyon Creek

YTT010

Location: 33.135425567627, -116.838035583496

Stay L on the descent. Detour: Road on R heads 6 mi. to Black Mtn. (4,051 ft.)