True! There is the Ortega Highway trail but it is shut down. Damn summer and COVID ha ha.
I did a trail in Anza but followed my buddy and I don't remember where it starts.
Also if anyone knows GPS' really well...I would love to have you over for pizza and beers to show me how to work the damn things or if you're local I can bring it there (PCI is always so busy) I need one/one help. They are loaded with PCI stuff but I suck at technology and can't seem to figure them out. They are a little older but not ancient.
I like to use google maps satellite view on the computer to check out areas and roads I want to explore.
Then I use the gaia app on my ipad and set some waypoints or mark routes for when I'm out there.
***pro tip, do this at work and get PAID $$$ ***
The Truck Trail behind Palomar is the only one I have found local. I haven't been on it yet because it's closed a lot. I think it's open right now though. Takes you from just outside of Temecula off of the 79 and then back to the 79 further east into Holcomb Valley. You could then run around to the 76 and stop at Josie's Hideout Saloon for lunch. Wouldn't be a fast trail as I think there are a lot of corners with potential traffic but somewhere to go! I've been meaning to give it a shot in our Diesel just to get out on a weekend but haven't found the time.
If your on a bike, you can poach the trail that goes from the north side of palomar along the west side of henshaw past the old work camp. Fun ride. Hikers can be bitchs. You can also get from the top of the hill on the north side over to the south side by the fire station. Would not recommend stopping and chatting.
If you up in anza, be aware of the res's, they can be unfriendly to the white devils.