Otay Mountain Wilderness

Bureau of Land Management - Wilderness

Beautiful views of San Diego's south bay and the Tijuana river valley. Well maintained roads make the area easily accessible to just about any 2WD truck or SUV.

Vehicles are not permitted in wilderness areas. The roads on Otay Mountain are not designated as part of the wilderness area. Vehicles must remain on road at all times and obey all signs! Donahoe Mountain is to the east and can be used for limited off-road activity.

16,893 Acres

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Activities

Camping

Camping

Camping is permitted, limited to 14 days. After 14 days, campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site.
Please set up camp in previously disturbed sites.
This area is rarely used for camping.

Pets

Pets

Pets are allowed and must be under your control at all times.

Equestrian

Equestrian

Horses are permitted on all roads and trails in the wilderness area.

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking is permitted throughout the wilderness area.

Hunting

Hunting

Hunting and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.

Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicles

Motor vehicles are permitted on established roads.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is permitted on all roads in the wilderness area. Bikes are not allowed on trails.

OHV

OHV

Open to green sticker: Year Round
Open to red sticker: Oct 1 - May 31
Vehicles must remain on designated trails.

The area offers "Leisure Riding". Most roads that permit vehicles are maintained gravel. It's a nice way to access the Donahoe Mountain area to the east that has actual dirt and terrain.

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Otay Mountain

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Points of Interest

Border Fence

Border Fence

Graded Road

Graded Road

Most of the roads are graded gravel.

Minnewawa Road

Minnewawa Road

This discrete road is an entrance to the Wilderness Area.

Otay Lake

Otay Lake

View of Otay Lake from the trail up the mountain.

Otay Mountain View

Otay Mountain View

The view and the cool ocean breeze are amazing.

Tijuana River

Tijuana River

View into Mexico from Puebla Tree

Local Businesses

Pio Pico RV Park

Pio Pico RV Park

Regulations & Recommendations

Target shooting is prohibited in the Otay Mountains Wilderness area. Shooting restrictions do not apply to licensed hunters in pursuit of legal game during hunting season, or to bird dog trainers also shooting game. See the BLM website for more information.

If you abuse it, you lose it!

Failure to comply with onsite signage will result in closing this area to vehicles.

Offices

South Coast Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-833-7100

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