Exploring the Cajon Pass

The Cajon Pass has played a prominent role in the history of the San Bernardino Valley since prehistoric times. Indians, explorers, trappers, loggers, land speculators, rail passengers, early day motorists and the military have all passed through the Cajon Pass on their way to or from the desert, making this an important gateway in Southern California. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Jedediah Smith and Kit Carson, horse thieves from the Mojave Desert, the Mormon Battalion, and wagon trains that brought in people like Wyatt Earp. Visit an old Serrano Indian campsite and retrace portions of the Old Spanish Trail, John Brown's Toll Road (the first engineered and maintained road through the pass), and Old Route 66. Children seven and over are welcome. Bring good hiking shoes, a camera, lunch, water, notebook, pencil or pen and clothing suitable for both warm and cold weather. Walking trips of no more than two miles are required. Part of the route is a bumpy dirt road so a high clearance vehicle is advisable.

If you choose to take the credit option, the course is worth 1 unit.

Course No.: HIST 1009
Unit(s): NC/1
Fee*: $83 (noncredit)/$140 (credit)
Time: 7 am–6 pm
Location: Outpost Café, 8685 US Highway 395, Oak Hills, California.
Instructor(s): Nicholas Cataldo

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Schedule of Classes

Schedule No.
Registration Deadline
Winter 2019
Saturday, March 16th 2019
Tuesday, March 12th 2019
Nicholas Cataldo

* Fees are subject to change