The following directions are from Interstate 15 at the Scripps Poway Parkway Exit:

1: Take the Scripps Poway Parkway Exit East From I15 ~ 8-10 miles
2: Turn LEFT onto CA-67. 6.1 miles (9.9 km)
3: Turn RIGHT onto DYE RD. 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
4: Turn LEFT onto RAMONA ST. 0.4 miles (0.7 km)
5: Turn RIGHT onto WARNOCK DR. 0.8 miles (1.2 km)
6: Turn RIGHT onto SAN VICENTE RD. 4.8 miles (7.8 km)
7: Turn LEFT onto RAMONA OAKS RD. 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
8: Turn RIGHT onto CATHEDRAL WAY. 0.2 miles (0.3 km)
9: Turn RIGHT onto THORNBUSH RD. Find A Parking Spot.

There are usually a few people making the hike, so you can ask someone if you're unsure of the way.

 These are the roads near the trailhead:
The Roads Near The Punchbowl

This map shows the approximate trail route to the Punchbowl:
The square is the area covered by the map above.
This is the trail to the punchbowl

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