It has been a few years since I’ve taken this weekend’s featured drive, Mt. Laguna the Back Way. Highway 80 and back country expert Steve Varner posted this on Weekend Driver’s Facebook page:

Don’t miss trying to find the old wagon road on the way up the Viejas Grade.
I love Pine Creek Road. Really beautiful. The Noble Canyon National Recreation Trail crosses the road a few times, and it’s one of the most beautiful hikes in San

Diego County. There are native orchids growing along it!
So, Kitchen Creek Road is open north of Cibbetts Flat sometimes? I thought it had been closed pretty much permanently now. The way up Fred Canyon Road is closed isn’t it?
If Steve thinks roads are closed, they probably are. So, this might end up being a shorter trip, but try some of the trails he’s suggested.