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Manzanita Village

fivechangesHow to get to Manzanita Village

 

The Simple Version

Here are the links to  Google Maps and MapQuest

AND

Please copy or print directions
for the last five miles of your journey from these links. 

* Copy these directions if you are coming from the North (Los Angeles) i.e. via Temecula
* Copy these directions if you are coming from the South i.e. San Diego via Warner Springs

Time of Arrival 

Unless otherwise stated, please arrive between noon and 2:00 pm
on the first day. Workshops usually begin at 2:00 pm unless otherwise stated.
If you wish, please feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy Manzanita Village and settle in.


Full Directions from Specific Locations

From LAX
From Ontario Airport
From San Diego Airport

Driving From West Los Angeles 2½-3 Hours
Driving From Hollywood 2½-3 Hours
Driving From The San Fernando Valley- Pasadena 2½-3 Hours
Driving From Orange County 2 Hours
Driving From San Diego 1½ Hours
Driving From The San Francisco Bay Area 9 Hours
Driving From Arizona

From Sunshine Summit
From Warner Springs

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Driving from West Los Angeles-2½-3 hours

Allow more time if you are leaving town after 1 PM
especially on Fridays or holiday weekends

* From west Los Angeles take the 10 freeway to downtown  LA
* Stay on the 10 or take the 60, then take the 15 south.
* From LAX or the South Bay, take the 105 east. Go 17 miles to the
* 605 south, Go about a mile to the
* 91 east. Go 34 miles to Corona and take the 15 south.
(This is approximately 1 hour driving time without traffic)
* Take the 15 south to Temecula
* You will pass the 79 NORTH exit at Winchester.DO NOT EXIT.
Continue past the Rancho California exit.

* Take the 79 SOUTH exit.
* Turn left. Go under freeway and go straight for approx. 40 minutes
* You will come to a stop sign at Aguanga
* Continue straight on the 79
* You will pass Oak Grove

*  After a few more miles you pass Sunshine Summit (a store and a gas station)

* Continue another 5 miles

* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left.

* Go 400 yards to the first opening in the fence on the right.
* Drive over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go approx. three-quarters of a mile to the fork.
* Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

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If you are coming from the North
i.e. via Temecula on Highway 79 South

Go 29 miles to Sunshine Summit

From Sunshine Summit:
* Continue about 5 miles.
* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left
* Go 400 yards to the first opening in the fence that is to your right.
* Turn right over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go three-quarters of a mile to the fork.
* Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.

* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths.
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

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Driving from the Hollywood Area-2½-3 hours

Allow more time if you are leaving town after 1 PM
especially on Fridays or holiday weekends

* Take the 110 to 5 south to 91, or to the 60, then East to the 15 south, then south
to Temecula. Follow directions above

OR (depending on traffic)
* Take the 60 or the 10 east to the 15 south, then south to Temecula.

* Take the 79 SOUTH exit.
* Turn left. Go under freeway and go straight for approx. 40 minutes.
* After 18 miles you will come to a stop sign at Aguanga.
* Continue straight on the 79
* You will pass Oak Grove

*  After a few more miles you pass Sunshine Summit.
(a store and a gas station)
* Continue about 5 miles.

* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence on the right.
* Drive over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go approx. three-quarters of a mile to the fork.
* Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

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Driving from the San Fernando Valley 2½-3 hours

Allow more time if you are leaving town after 1 PM
especially on Fridays or holiday weekends
* Take the 101 to the 134 to the 210 to the 57 south to 71 Corona Expressway to the 91 east.
* Take the 15 south. From there go 40 Miles to Temecula.

You will pass the 79 north exit at Winchester.
DO NOT EXIT. Continue past the Rancho California exit.

* Take the 79 SOUTH exit.
* Turn left. Go under freeway and go straight for approx. 40 minutes.
* After 18 miles you will come to a stop sign at Aguanga.
* Continue straight on the 79
* You will pass Oak Grove

*  After a few more miles you pass Sunshine Summit.
(one store and a gas station)
* Continue about 5 miles.

* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence on the right.
* Drive over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go approx. three-quarters of a mile to the fork.
* Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

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Driving from Orange County-2 hours

Allow more time if you are leaving town after 1 PM
especially on Fridays or holiday weekends

* Take the 5 south to Oceanside.
* Take the 76 east exit.
* Continue through Bonsal until you get to the 15.
* Go north to Temecula, Exit at 79 south.
* Turn right. Go straight.
* After 18 miles you will come to Aguanga.
* Continue straight on the 79 at the stop sign
* You will pass Oak Grove.
* Thirty miles from Temecula you pass Sunshine Summit.
(one store and a gas station)
* Continue about 5 miles.

* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence on the right.
* Drive over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go approx. three-quarters of a mile to the fork.
* Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

OR

55 east to the 91 east to Corona

* At Corona take the 15 south. GO 40 Miles to Temecula You will pass
the 79 north exit at Winchester. DO NOT EXIT. Continue past the Rancho
California exit.

* Take the 79 SOUTH exit.
* Turn left. Go under freeway and go straight for approx. 40 minutes.
* After 18 miles you will come to a stop sign at Aguanga.
* Continue straight on the 79
* You will pass Oak Grove

*  After a few more miles you pass Sunshine Summit.
(one store, gas, and a restaurant)
* Continue about 5 miles.

* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence on the right.
* Drive over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go approx. three-quarters of a mile to the fork. Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.

* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

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Driving From San Diego-1½ hours
Allow more time if you are leaving town after 1 PM
especially on Fridays or holiday weekends

* Take the 8 east to 67 north through Lakeside,

* The 67 becomes the 78.
* Continue on the 78 through Ramona to Santa Ysabel.

* Turn left onto Hwy 79.
* Go through Warner Springs (a post office and a gas station).
* Two miles beyond Warner Springs you will pass an airstrip.
* Continue another two miles until you come to the “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp” sign.
* Turn right.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence that is to your right.
* Turn right over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go three-quarters of a mile to the fork. Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.

* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Sunshine Summit, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

From Escondido

* Take Valley Parkway east through Valley Center. Keep going through
the Rincon Reservation until the road T’s at the 76.

* Turn right towards Lake Henshaw, past the lake until 76 tees at the
79. Turn left towards Warner Springs.
(Warner Springs consists of a gas station, a small resort, and a post office)

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If you are coming from the South
i.e. San Diego via Warner Springs

* Continue from Warner Springs north on the 79.
* Two miles beyond Warner Springs you will pass an airstrip.
* Continue another two miles until you come to the “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp” sign.
* Turn right.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence that is to your right.
* Turn right over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go three-quarters of a mile to the fork.
* Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths.
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive at Sunshine Summit, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

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Driving from the San Francisco Bay Area-9 hours

Check out Iinvisible 5 Audio Project
It’s a self-guided critical audio tour along Interstate 5 between
San Francisco and Los Angeles. It uses the format of a museum
audio tour to guide the listener along the highway landscape.

* Take the 580 to the 5 and head south with a good
attitude and perhaps some good music to listen to.

* After the grapevine, the steep incline that takes you out of the San
Joaquin Valley, continue about 50 miles, Then, to avoid driving through
the center of Los Angeles take the 210 towards Pasadena.
Continue on the 210 to the 15 south.

* Go south on the 15 about 50 Miles to Temecula You will pass
the 79 north exit at Winchester. DO NOT EXIT. Continue past the Rancho
California exit.

* Take the 79 SOUTH exit.
* Turn left. Go under freeway and go straight for approx. 40 minutes.
* After 18 miles you will come to a stop sign at Aguanga.
* Continue straight on the 79
* You will pass Oak Grove
* After a few more miles you pass Sunshine Summit.
(one store and a gas station)
* Continue about 5 miles.
* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence on the right.
* Drive over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go approx. three-quarters of a mile to the fork. Take the left fork.
*Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

 

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Driving From Arizona

* Take the 10 west through Blythe etc.

* At Coachella take CA-111 exit towards Indio/Palm Desert. Turn immediately
left onto Auto Center Drive then after a mile turn right on 46th Ave.
Stay straight to go onto CA-111. Go ten miles to Pines. Turn left onto
Palms Highway which will become Hwy 74. Go twenty miles. Turn left onto
Hwy 371.

* Continue to the stop sign at Aguanga
* Turn left towards Warner Springs.
* You will pass Oak Grove.
* After a few more miles you will pass through Sunshine Summit.
(one store and one restaurant)
* Continue about 5 miles.

* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”

* Turn left.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence that is to your right.

* Turn right over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go three-quarters of a mile to the fork. Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.

* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

Driving from Arizona On the 8

*Though Yuma on the 8 to Ocotillo, Take the S2 to the 79 just south
of Warner Springs. Turn right towards Warner Springs.

* Continue on the 79 north.
* Two miles beyond Warner Springs you will pass an airstrip.
* Continue another two miles until you come to the “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp” sign.
* Turn right.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence that is to your right.
* Turn right over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go three-quarters of a mile to the fork. Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Sunshine Summit, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

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Arriving by Air

San Diego or Ontario are the closest airports.

Driving from San Diego Airport – see directions above

Buses from San Diego Airport

Public transport from San Diego to Warner Springs
is limited but there are buses from the El Cajon Transit Center to
Santa Ysabel on weekdays
and once a week occasionally to Warner Springs (days vary)
where we can arrange for you to be picked up,

Please call as times and days of these buses changes.

The phone number for information
on the rural bus service is: (800) 858-0291
Schedulae and details change. Please call bus info for current info.

To get from San Diego airport to the El Cajon Transit Center
take the 992 bus to the closest trolley stop (Broadway and Ketner)
and from there take the trolley east to El Cajon.

If you plan to rent a car we recommend flying to Ontario Airport to
avoid San Diego traffic.

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From Ontario Airport

Find your way to either 60 or the 10 freeways and drive east for about 5 miles to the 15.
Go south on the 15 for about 50 miles to Temecula You will
pass the 79 north exit at Winchester. DO NOT EXIT. Continue past the
Rancho California exit.

* Take the 79 SOUTH exit.
* Turn left. Go under freeway and go straight for approx. 40 minutes.
* After 18 miles you will come to a stop sign at Aguanga.
* Continue straight on the 79
* You will pass Oak Grove
* After a few more miles you pass Sunshine Summit.
(one store, gas, and a restaurant)
* Continue about 5 miles.
* You pass a sign for Fink Road on your right
* Then you cross a concrete bridge
* Then you will see a large sign for “Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.”
* Turn left.
* Go 300 yards to the first opening in the fence on the right.
* Drive over the cattle grid onto the dirt road.
* Go approx. three-quarters of a mile to the fork. Take the left fork.
* Continue another quarter mile and you will come to Manzanita Village.
* Slow down to 5 m.p.h. Take some deep breaths. 
* Drive all the way in and park at the far end of the property.

(Note: If you arrive in Warner Springs, you’ve gone 5 miles too far)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using GPS or Google Maps you will be asked to turn from Highway 79 onto Linton Road. There are no signs for Linton Road. The sign says Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp.

 

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