Camp Pendleton Alert

The USMC has posted information that leads to more questions than answers. See: and click on the “Recreational Bicycling” button.

“Due to military operations, the bike path from Las Pulgas Gate to the southern edge of San Onofre State Park will be closed for use by the public on 6 and 7 May 2024 from 5 AM to 6 PM”, and “…cyclists may be temporary blocked or halted from access of the bike path north of the 41 area to ensure public safety May 8–10, 13–17, 20–24, 28–31; June 3–07, 10–14, 17–21, and 24–25 from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.”

The bicycle route is on the road – not a bike path, and what do they mean by “…temporary blocked or halted”? Until a vehicle rolls by? Until live ordinance is exploded? Until the weekend? What is “the 41 area”?

No one has a current Bicycle Access Pass as no renewals have been issued for well over a year now, so who are they stopping?  There’s also no word on if or when passes will be issued again to allow civilians to use the “Bike Access Route”.

For now, be aware that it may be more difficult than usual to ride through the base. We’ve asked for more information, and we’ll post an update if and when we get it.

Camp Pendleton Holiday Gate Closures

Camp Pendleton gates will be closed for several days around the upcoming holidays. Here is a schedule of those closures.

Del Mar Gate: Closed from 8:00 pm Friday, December 22 Dec through 6:00 am Wednesday, December 27.

Pulgas Gate: Closed 8:00 pm Friday, December 22 through 5:30 am Tuesday, December 26.

Del Mar Gate: Closed 8:00 pm Friday, December 29 through 6:00 Wednesday January 3

Pulgas Gate: Closed 8:00 pm Friday, December 29 through 5:30 am Tuesday, January 2