Sky Oaks Field Station Driving Directions

Warning: a high-clearance vehicle is recommended for Lost Valley Road. Sky Oaks Field Station is at 4620 ft elevation. In the winter a 4-wheel drive vehicle may be necessary if there is snow or ice on the ground.

  1. Take I-15 freeway to Temecula.
  2. Take the exit for Hwy 79 South.
  3. Go 27 miles on Hwy 79 towards Warner Springs.
  4. Turn LEFT onto Chihuahua Valley Road and go 6.3 miles.
  5. At this point, Chihuahua Valley Road makes a 90° turn to the right. Instead of following the road, go straight onto Lost Valley Road
    (Note: when going from Chihuahua Valley Road to Lost Valley Road, you are crossing on-coming traffic; so be careful!).
  6. Within 100 yards, the dirt road splits into two. Take the road on the right, which is Lost Valley Road.
  7. Go 2.7 miles to the field station, which will be on your left.

Travel time: Approximately 2 hours from San Diego to Sky Oaks.

Alternative directions on Google Maps