This is the crown jewel of San Diego roads. The “Palomar Mountain Run” consists of the “front side” and “back side”. “Front Side”, the S6 heading up the mountain from Highway 76 to Mother’s Kitchen, is tight, technical, and very challenging. “Back Side”, the S7, from Mother’s Kitchen down to Lake Henshaw is more flowing.
Mother’s Kitchen is delicious and a must stop. You’ll want a rest after bombing up the S6 anyway!