Pioneer Mail Trail
During the recent heat wave that hit San Diego, we decided to give this short trail a try. The combination of wind blowing over the mountains from the west and desert updraft below made this hike quite pleasant.
Though it is dedicated to the Pioneer Mail Trail, I have been told it is part of The pre- 1975 Sunrise HWY before it was rerouted.
The Trail gradually climbs upward from the Pioneer Trailhead up and around till it connects with the Kwimee Point Parking lot above. The sides of the trail drop abruptly all the way to the Anza Borrego far below. This trail is also incorporated into The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).