Here are the live links referenced in Joyrides Around San Diego.

About the Google Maps

Every effort has been made to force Google Maps to use the routes I recommend.

However, the system will sometimes select a different route, depending on traffic and other conditions, which will send you on a different route; while your destination might be the same, the route might be very different.

Please refer to the printed directions to ensure your trip is the same one in the book.

Chapter 1: Towering Old Highway

History Links

There’s so much to explore over the roughly 60 miles of Old U.S. 80 that all the sights can’t possibly be covered in this space. Here are links to just some of the histories of the road.

Chapter 2: Quintessential California

Chapter 3: Journey to the Stars

Chapter 4: Spectacular Sunrise

Chapter 5: Jaunt to Julian

  • Google Map
  • Don’s Market, 30250 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, (760) 765 3272.
  • Dudley’s Bakery, 30218 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, (760) 765-0488. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Eagle and High Peak Mine, 2320 C Street, Julian, CA 92036, (442) 777-8646. Hard-rock mining tunnels have been restored to their 1880s look. Take a one-hour guided tour.
  • William Heise County Park, 4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036, (760) 765-0650.
  • Julian gold discovery, from the Journal of San Diego History.
  • Julian Gold Rush Hotel, 2032 Main Street P.O. Box 1856, Julian, CA 92036, (760) 765-0201.
  • Julian Pie Company, 21976 Hwy. 79, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, (760) 765-2400; 2225 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036, (760) 765-2449.
  • Julian Train and Gold Mine Tour, “next to” 2353 Ethelyn Lane, Julian, CA 92036, (760) 765-2288.
  • Kanaka Trail, Santa Ysabel Preserve, Santa Ysabel East Staging Area, 500 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036, (760) 765-4098 or (760) 814-0208.
  • Mom’s Pies, 2119 Main St., Julian, CA 92036, 4510 Highway 78 (Wynola), (760) 765-2264.
  • Oasis Camel Dairy, 26757 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065, (760) 787-0983.
  • Pine Hill Egg Ranch, 25818 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065, (760) 789-0195. No website found as of this writing.
  • Pine Hills Lodge, 2960 La Posada Way Julian, CA 92036, (760) 765-1100.
  • Snow in the mountains. From as early as November to as late as May, there can be snowfalls in the Julian area. Check the County of San Diego for road closures and traffic conditions page.
  • Volcan Mountain Preserve, 1209 Farmer Road/Wynola Road, Julian, CA 92036, (760) 765-4098 or (760) 814-0208.

Chapter 6: Curves, Dirt and Cuyamaca

Chapter 7: Crazy Couser

Chapter 8: Roads of the Ranch

Chapter 9: Off-The-Grid Journey

Chapter 10: Beautiful Badlands

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