Jacumba Border Wall


Head east out of San Diego, California on Hwy 94 about 50 miles to Campo, and in another 9 miles, Old Hwy 80 will meet Hwy 94 just before the municipality of Boulevard. The Kumeyaay and Cocopah Indians were Boulevard’s earliest inhabitants, and the area is rich in Native American history, culture and archeological resources. Today Boulevard is the headquarters of the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians.

Located in east San Diego county’s backcountry, Boulevard straddles the Tecate Divide, between the Laguna Mountains above and the desert below. From here, you can see the surrounding Laguna, In-Ko-Pah and Sierra de Juarez mountains.

Once on Old Hwy 80, the road will dip south all the way to the border of Baja California, Mexico. Continue on for several miles past Boulevard, and the Carrizo Gorge Railway bridge will be visible up ahead. (This is still about a half mile west of Jacumba).

There’s a turnoff and a dirt road that runs down straight south toward the tracks of the Carrizo Gorge Railway. Drive for a few hundreds yards. Park here, and you can walk across the train tracks. Parallel with the tracks, 150 yards ahead, the border wall stretches out east to west. The wall stops and starts here, a short 2-3 mile segment, beginning halfway up a mountainside to the east and coming to an abrupt stop at the base of the mountain

You can park on the north side of the railroad tracks and hike a few hundred yards to walk along the border wall.