1.0 miles
111 ft
-125 ft
Avg time

The Lucky 5 Trail Details

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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Land Manager
    Anza Borrego State Park

The trailhead is behind the vault toilets and is signed. Follow the trail 1.18 miles south to the highway crossing and the entrance to the Lucky 5 Ranch, which is currently gated and closed to the public. Cross the highway to continue following the trail on the other side of the road. Note the exposed rock on the trail. It is Julian schist, a metamorphosed sedimentary rock layer that is one of the oldest in the county, well over 200 million years old. The best exposures of this rock are found along the Sunrise Highway. The Lucky 5 Trail heads south toward Kwaymii Point, while the short La Cima trail connects to the recommended loop that heads west toward Upper Green Valley. The loop has good views and the trail is well maintained and signed, passing through oak woodlands, chaparral, and meadowlands.

Access Info

Distance from downtown San Diego: 60 miles. Allow 1 hour and 10 minutes driving time. Drive east on I-8 and then north on Hwy 79 to the junction with the Sunrise Hwy (SR-1). Drive east on SR-1, 3.2 miles to the turnoff on the right (west) for the Sunrise Trailhead, which is just past milepost 34.5. Vault toilets but no water available

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More Stats for The Lucky 5 Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -14 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,001 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,076 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,015 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,001 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,506 ft
  • Distance down
    2,361 ft
  • Distance flat
    531 ft
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