Never been, so want to check it out... I hope to find some low range crawling. This idea was born on the San Diego BS thread.
Sean is in, anyone else (4WDs only please)?
Directions to Carvacre Trail (Pancake Rock): Difficulty Rating 2+
From El Cajon (I8 & 67)
Go east on I8 about 21 miles. At Japatul Rd. (Exit 40) go south approximately 4.5 miles to Lyons Valley Rd. Continue south on Lyons Valley Rd. approximately 4.5 Miles to the entrance to Barret Correction Facility. Air down at the open area near the entrance. Continue on Lyons Valley Rd. south approximately 1 mile. The trailhead will be a very sharp right as you round a curve.
When turning off of Lyons Valley Rd, the trail immediately becomes very rough. Vehicles need to immediately go into 4 WD as you turn off Lyons Valley Road. There is only enough room at the trailhead for 2 or 3 vehicles and the trailhead is in a dangerous curve. Vehicles should be spaced out to avoid problems at the trailhead. Map Note: There is now a locked gate at the north end of the trail where it crosses private land before reaching Japatul Road. One must return out the same way in. I recommend turning around at Pancake Rock rather than continuing toward Japatul Rd beyond Pancake Rock.
OK, let's do this...
1) David K