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California State #78 Highway Guide

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City of Brawley, California business area.

0.0
0.0
City of Brawley
Junction of Highway #86. South to cities of El Centro,California Calexico, California. - Mexico/USA border crossing point. Note: Highway #86 overlaps highway #78 at this point.
0.2
0.3
Access to R.V. park, campground
North side of highway.
0.4
0.6
Rio Vista Ave

1.0
1.6
Point of Information
Crossing New River
2.3
3.7
Kalin Road

2.4
3.8
Point of Information
Crossing the Tamarack Canal.
5.5
8.8
Point of Interest
The highway at this point is called California Auto Tour Route - The Juan Bautista de Anza.
5.7
9.1
Baughman Road

6.3
10.1
Community of Westmorland, California - Photo Westrmorland - highway sign
Southern limits. Population 1400, elevation 153 ft.
6.8
10.9
Junction of County S 30 Roadway
East access to the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Reserve. Located in the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea Recreation Area. is one of the world's largest inland seas, Salton Sea was created by accident in 1905 when increased flooding on the Colorado River. Salton Sea is 227 feet below sea level.
6.8
11.0
Services at highway
Fuel, diesel.
7.3
11.8
Martin Road

13.0
20.9
Banister Road

15.0
24.2

View from highway looking East at the Salton Sea.
16.8
27.1
Bartz Road

18.0
29.0
Allen Road

18.8
30.3

View from highway driving North.
22.2
35.8
Point of Information
Crossing San Felipe Creek.
22.6
36.3
Junction of Highway #86 - North
Note: Highway overlap of #86 ends at this point.
22.6
36.4

View from highway driving West.
24.0
38.6

View from highway driving West.
32.9
52.9

View from highway looking North at the Santa Rosa Mountains.
33.4
53.8
Services at highway
South side of highway, fuel.
33.5
53.9
Point of Information
Crossing San Felippe Creek.
34.4
55.4

View from highway driving West.
35.5
57.2
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
36.4
58.5
Roadside turnout
Small turnout with access to historical marker.
37.1
59.7

Roadside turnout, small, with historical marker.
37.3
60.0
Roadside turnout
Small turnout with access to historical marker.
38.2
61.5
Roadside turnout
Small turnout with access to historical marker.
38.6
62.1
Split Mountain Road

39.0
62.8
View from highway

39.2
63.1
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
39.2
63.1
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
39.6
63.8
Main Street

40.3
64.9
Access to emergency call box

40.6
65.3
Access to Ocotillo Wells off Road Park.
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area. Over 80,000 acres of magnificent desert are open for off-road exploration and recreation areas. Open camping is permitted throughout the unit for up to 30 days per calendar year. Vault toilets, shade ramadas, picnic tables, and fire rings are located in the Quarry, Main St., and Holmes Camp areas. Water is not available. A waste disposal station is located on Ranger Station Road.
40.8
65.7
Community of Ocotillo Wells

41.3
66.4
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
41.5
66.8
Access to R.V. park campground
South side of highway.
41.7
67.1
Access to Anza - Borrego Desert State Park Campgrounds
South of highway. With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. With 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the Colorado Desert. Camping: Family Campsites, Group Campsites, Campers (Max. Length) 35', Picnic Areas, Restrooms, RV Hookups, RV Dump Station.
42.3
68.0
Emergency call box

43.2
69.5
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
44.3
71.3
Emergency call box

45.2
72.8
Access to Borrego Springs
11 miles. Access to Palm Canyon Campground - 15 miles North. Access to emergency call box at highway.
46.3
74.5
Access to emergency call box

47.2
76.0
Roadside turnout with view point & emergency call box
Gravel turnout North side of highway.
47.3
76.1

View from highway driving West.
48.4
77.9
Point of Interest
Elevation 1000 ft. Access to emergency call box.
48.6
78.2

View from highway driving West.
49.8
80.2
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
50.6
81.5
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
51.7
83.2
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
52.6
84.6
Roadside turnout
South side of highway. Emergency call box - paved turnout.
53.8
86.5
Junction of County Roadway #S3
North to community of Borrego Springs. Note: The Juan Bautista de Anza Historical Auto Tour Route turns North at this point.
54.5
87.7
Access to emergency call box

55.4
89.2
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
56.5
90.9
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
56.5
91.0

View from highway driving West.
57.0
91.7

View from highway driving West.
57.7
92.9

View from highway driving West.
57.8
93.0
Point of Information
Crossing San Felipe Creek.
58.1
93.5

Point of Interest. Elevation 2000 ft.
59.8
96.2
Access to emergency call box

60.2
96.8

View from highway driving West.
60.3
97.1
Junction of County Roadway #S2 North
North to community of Warner Springs - 20 miles.
60.5
97.3
San Felipe Road

60.5
97.4
Crossing San Felipe Creek

60.7
97.7
Junction of County Roadway S2 South.
South to commuity of Ocotillo, California. Junction of Roadway #8. Access to emergency call box.
60.8
97.8
Photo is view of historical highway marker plaque.
Roadside turnout with historical marker. Point of Interest - At this point was the Vallecito Butterfield Stage Station, one of the chief remaining landmarks of famous old stage line coaches and spring wagons. The first stage on the line left St. Louis on September 15, 1858.
60.8
97.9
View from highway.
Length of vehicle highway advisory sign.
61.4
98.8
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
62.2
100.1
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
63.3
101.8
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
64.1
103.2
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
64.3
103.5

View from highway driving West.
65.9
106.1

View from highway driving West.
67.8
109.1
Access to emergency call box

68.0
109.4
Roadside turnout
Paved - South side of highway.
68.4
110.1
Roadside turnout
Gravel turnout - North side of highway.
68.7
110.5

View from highway driving West.
68.8
110.7
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
69.0
111.0
Roadside turnout
South side of highway.
69.3
111.6
Emergency call box

69.9
112.5
Roadside turnout
Paved with emergency call box.
70.6
113.6
Roadside turnout
Paved turnout with emergency call box - North side of highway.
71.3
114.7
Junction of Highway #79
South to Cuyamaca Rancho, California State Park. Access to Lake Cayamaca. Note: Highway #79 overlaps highway at this point. With over 26,000 acres, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park offers camping and hiking in an oak woodland forest. There are two family camps, Paso Picacho and Green Valley. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. Restrooms with flush toilets and pay showers are in the campground. Water faucets a located every few campsites. There are no hookups. Each campground has a dump station.
71.6
115.2
Community of Julian, California
Photo of Julian business area. Julian is an historic gold mining town
72.3
116.4
Point of Interest
Elevation 4000 ft.
72.5
116.6
Access to William Heights County Park
South of highway.
72.6
116.9
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
74.5
119.9
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
74.6
120.1

View from highway driving West.
75.1
120.9
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
76.8
123.6
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
77.2
124.3

View from highway driving West.
77.6
124.9

View of picnic area.
77.7
125.0
Roadside turnout picnic area.
Inaja Memorial Park - South side of highway. Emergency call box at picnic area.
78.0
125.6
Roadside turnout scenic view point
Paved - South side of highway.
78.2
125.8
Roadside turnout scenic view point
Paved - South side of highway.
78.3
126.0
Roadside turnout
Gravel with emergency call box.
79.0
127.1
Community of Santa Ysabel
Junction of Highway #79 North. North to communities of Warner Springs, California - 15 miles, and Hemet, California - 61 miles. North to communities of Lake Henshaw, California - 11 miles, and Pauma Valley, California. Access to Palomar Mountain California State Park, north of highway. Palomar Mountain State Park features spectacular views of the Pacific, camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing. Camping: Family Campsites, Campers (Max. Length) 27', Picnic Areas, Restrooms.
79.0
127.2

View from highway driving West.
79.5
127.9
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
80.2
129.0
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
81.9
131.8
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
83.1
133.7
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
83.8
134.9
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
84.5
136.0
Roadside turnout
North side of highway with emergency call box.
85.7
137.9
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
87.0
140.0
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
87.5
140.8

View from highway.
87.8
141.3
Sutherland Dam Road
Access to Lake Sutherland Dam.
88.1
141.7
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
90.7
145.9
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
91.8
147.7
Emergency call box

92.3
148.5
City of Ramona, California
Eastern limits. Ramona is known as the Gateway to San Diego North County's Inland Mountains is also known as the Valley of the Sun.
92.5
148.9

View from highway.
92.8
149.3
Roadside turnout
Paved - North side of highway.
93.5
150.5
Access to Ramona Community Park
North of highway.
93.6
150.6

View from highway of Ramona business area.
94.1
151.4
Junction of Highway #67
South access to cities of Poway, California, Lakeside, California, Santee,California, San Diego, California.
94.3
151.8
Point of Information
Crossing Santa Maria Creek.
94.9
152.8
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
95.3
153.4

View from highway driving West.
95.5
153.7
Emergency call box

96.6
155.5
Emergency call box
North side highway.
97.5
156.9
Emergency call box
North side highway.
97.9
157.6
Emergency call box
North side highway.
98.7
158.9
Emergency call box
South side highway.
99.4
159.9
Roadside turnout view area with emergency call box
North side of highway.
100.0
160.9
Roadside turnout with garbage stand
Emergency call box.
101.3
163.0

View from highway of Orange Groves.
101.5
163.4
Roadside turnout with emergency call box
Paved - South side of highway.
102.3
164.6
Point of Information
Crossing Santa Ysabel Creek.
102.3
164.7

View from highway.
102.5
165.0
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
103.5
166.5
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
103.8
167.1
Access to San Pasqual Battlefield State Historical Park
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, east of Escondido, honors the soldiers who fought in the battle between the U.S. and Californio forces on December 6, 1846 in the midst of the Mexican-American War. Picnic Areas, Restrooms.
104.4
168.0
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
105.2
169.3
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
105.3
169.5
Access to San Diego, California Wild Animal Park
North of highway.
106.2
170.9

View from highway driving West.
106.6
171.5
Access to Interstate Highway #15
South side of highway to San Diego.
107.0
172.2
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
107.5
173.0
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
108.4
174.5
Bear Valley Parkway

108.6
174.8
Emergency call box
South side of highway.
110.1
177.2
City of Escondido, California. ( Grand Ave )
Located in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido, which means 'hidden' in Spanish. Attractions in and around Escondido: San Diego, California Wild Animal Park, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Mingei gallery and Queen Califia's Magical Circle, Kit Carson Park,
110.4
177.6
Access to Escondido business area
South of highway.
110.5
177.9
Washington Ave

111.0
178.7
Fig Street

111.9
180.1
Lincoln Parkway

112.7
181.4
View from highway - Photo highway signs

113.2
182.2
Junction of Interstate Highway #15
South to Riverside, California and San Diego, California.
113.7
182.9
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
114.2
183.7
San Marcos, California city limits - ( Nordahl Road )
Eastern boundary. Access to emergency call box. Attractions in and around San Marcos: The San Diego Zoo in San Diego and its companion, The San Diego Wild Animal Park. San Diego's Balboa park is home to museums of art and natural history, aerospace, the world famous Reuben H. Fleet Space Theatre, the Old Globe Theatre, Spanish Village Art Center, Starlight Theater, and San Diego Zoo.
114.6
184.5
Emergency call box
North side of highway.
115.1
185.2
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
115.5
185.8
Woodland Parkway
Barhan Drive.
115.6
186.1
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
116.1
186.8
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
116.7
187.8
Twin Oaks Valley Road
Access to San Marcos business area and Cal State University.
117.5
189.1
San Marcos Blvd.

117.9
189.8
Access to emergency call box

118.5
190.7
Emergency call box

118.9
191.3
Santa Fe Road
Junction of San Diego County Roadway #S10. Access to emergency call box. Attractions in San Diego County: Balboa Park, Balboa Park Gardens, California Adventure, Coronado Playhouse, Disneyland, Globe Theaters, Hurricane Harbor, Japanese Friendship Garden, Knott's Berry Farm, La Jolla Playhouse, Legoland, Magic Mountain, Quail Botanical Gardens, Raging Waters, San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego Opera, San Diego Performing Arts League, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Soak City USA. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Starlight Theater - Starlight Bowl, Temecula Wine Tasting, Universal Studios Hollywood, Wild Animal Park, Wild Rivers, World Beat Center.
119.9
192.9
Emergency call box

120.4
193.8
Sycamore Ave
Access to emergency call box.
120.5
193.9
City of Vista, California
Eastern limits. Population 89,857 Feb 2004.
120.9
194.5
Emergency call box

121.9
196.1
MarVista Drive

122.2
196.6
Access to emergency call box

122.2
196.7
View from highway

122.5
197.2
Escondido Ave

123.4
198.6
Vista Village Drive
Access to emergency call box.
124.0
199.6
Access to emergency call box

124.6
200.5

View from highway.
125.0
201.1
Emerald Drive
Access to emergency call box.
125.6
202.1
Emergency call box

126.1
202.9
College Blvd.

127.3
204.9
Access to emergency call box

127.9
205.9
El Camino Real
Junction of San Diego County Roadway #S11. Access to airport. Access to emergency call box.
128.3
206.4
Access to emergency call box

128.7
207.1
Jefferson Street
Access to emergency call box.
129.4
208.3
Exit #1B
Junction of Interstate Highway #5. City of Oceanside, California. South to cities of San Diego,California, Chula Vista,California, Imperial Beach, California. South to United States/Mexico border and city of Tijuana, Mexico. Start/finish of Highway Travel Guide. - Se