Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail is the jewel in the crown of America’s scenic trails, spanning 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through three western states.
The trail passes through five California State Parks: Castle Crags and McArthur-Burney Falls in Northern California;
and Silverwood Lake, Anza Borrego Desert and Mt San Jacinto in Southern California.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association is an excellent source of information for anyone planning a trip on the PCT.
Location-DirectionsTurn north (left) off 78 onto Highway S3, drive about 6 miles, and turn left onto Borrego Springs Road (Highway S3).
Another 5 miles or so will take you to Christmas Circle in the town of Borrego Springs. D
rive counterclockwise around the circle and turn off at Palm Canyon Drive west.
Drive about 3 miles and follow the signs to the Visitor Center.
Look for the American Flag; the Visitor Center is built into a hill, so it is mostly underground.