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    Can you help me with routing for a San Diego, CA. area trip?

    I wish to travel from Encinitas CA to Mira Mesa Community Park this next weekend. The last couple of years I have done this via the routing I get from Mapquest, which takes me south down the PCH, east via Carmel Valley Road, Sorrento Valley road and on up Mira Mesa Blvd.

    Can any one give me any other alternative routes that are no more hilly than up that Mira Mesa Blvd hill?

    On Mapquest there is a road up from PCH that I think is called Calle Cristobal, but that name is used up in the Mira Mesa area and I am not sure what the road is called down by the PCH. If you have ridden this road, what do you think of it? I can get up hills, but it takes me a while.

    Can you suggest any more or different routes?
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    Sorry if this reply is too late. I just saw your post. Hope you can use this info. I've ridden Orange County to San Diego three times (via Torrey Pines) and have driven through the area. 7 to 12 years ago that is. I watch for railroad tracks when I am planning a new route. Rail road engineers are always going to go for the easiest route thru an area. Try this route:

    Encinitas south on the old 101. Possibly called state route 20?
    Just past Del Mar Heights turn left on Carmel Valley Drive. Torrey Pines? too far.
    Go past the I-5.
    Right turn on El Camino Real.
    Right on Carmel Creek Rd.
    Back over?under the I-5.
    Left on Sorrento Valley Road near the RR tracks
    Sorrento Valley BECOMES Mira Mesa Blvd.

    Please let me know how it turns out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cummings
    Sorry if this reply is too late. I just saw your post. Hope you can use this info. I've ridden Orange County to San Diego three times (via Torrey Pines) and have driven through the area. 7 to 12 years ago that is. I watch for railroad tracks when I am planning a new route. Rail road engineers are always going to go for the easiest route thru an area. Try this route:

    Encinitas south on the old 101. Possibly called state route 20?
    Just past Del Mar Heights turn left on Carmel Valley Drive. Torrey Pines? too far.
    Go past the I-5.
    Right turn on El Camino Real.
    Right on Carmel Creek Rd.
    Back over?under the I-5.
    Left on Sorrento Valley Road near the RR tracks
    Sorrento Valley BECOMES Mira Mesa Blvd.

    Please let me know how it turns out.

    Ken, you're not too late as I am going this next weekend over Memorial Day weekend. Thank you very much but your route sounds like it is very close to the one we normally ride (we have done this the last couple of years.).

    I was hoping to find some alternative way to get up there that might be different. Do you have any other suggestions?
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