Here’s a golden oldie for your trip to the back country this weekend: it’s “Up the Creek to Mt. Laguna: Taking The Back Way From Alpine, a chapter from my 2003 book, Weekend Driver San Diego. It has some off-roading, a stretch of historic Old Highway 80 and will give you vistas you didn’t know existed. It’s a bit of a climb in some pretty remote areas, so be sure you take along plenty of water.
One final note… this is for vehicles with decent ground clearance and full 4×4 systems. Don’t try it in the minivan, as Pine Creek Road gets a bit rocky.
Enjoy Up the Creek to Mt. Laguna: Taking The Back Way From Alpine.