East Miramar, the portion of MCAS Miramar located to the east of Interstate 15, is home to several small-arms and patrol ranges used by all branches of the military and civilian law enforcement, explosive ordnance disposal areas, World War II-era artillery and mortar ranges, and historical and environmentally-sensitive sites. Encroachment on East Miramar by hikers, mountain bikers, and off-road vehicles, an increasing problem, is not only against federal law but often damages the historical sites and endangered species that reside in environmentally-sensitive areas. Moreover, the hazards of the terrain, training areas and especially the WWII-era artillery and mortar ranges, on which officials still periodically find unexploded ordnance, pose a significant risk to trespassers.
While there are fences and signage on parts of East Miramar, many of them continue to be cut, torn down, or otherwise destroyed, leaving hikers and mountain bikers at risk of wandering into a potentially dangerous area. Furthermore, the remoteness of the area and the rough and varied terrain, which pose the risk of significant injury, also greatly inhibit cell phone and radio coverage, as well as access and response times of emergency medical services.
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Terminal Instrument Procedures maps outline the airspace corridors for arrivals to and departures from MCAS Miramar (KNKX). The data points and overlays should be considered authoritative and are for use by Air Traffic Controllers to deconflict and manage air traffic in the San Diego Region.
It remains the sole discretion of the FAA to modify any arrival or departure into MCAS Miramar at any time to ensure the safety of air traffic and our surrounding communities.
Provided maps are not all inclusive and represent some of the available approach and departure corridors available to MCAS Miramar.
Runway 6 arrival
Redin 3 departure
Tinny 3 departure
Lakee 3 departure
ASR RWY 6L
ILS RWY 24R
PAR RWY 24R
PAR RWY 24L
RNAV GPS RWY 24L
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24L AMDT 3
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24R
TACAN RWY 24R AMDT3
TACAN RWY 24R AMDT 3
Permit and Application l Schedule l Public Safety l Rules and Regulations
The Stowe Trail is approximately 4 miles long and parallels the eastern border of MCAS Miramar and is marked with appropriate signs to facilitate access to the trail by members of the San Diego community who have obtained a valid permit. Applications for permits must be submitted through the MCAS Miramar Provost Marshal’s Office. The official MCAS Miramar website contains pertinent information regarding the process to obtain a permit and appropriate use of the trail.
*Note: There are no other trails aboard MCAS Miramar that will be opened.
Stowe Trail Permit Application (PDF)
Stowe Trail Liability Waiver (PDF)
Follow the instructions below to apply for access to Stowe Trail:
1. Download the background form and liability waiver via the link on this web page.
2. Read the liability waiver but DO NOT SIGN, this document must be witnessed at Vehicle Registration. If you do not agree to the liability waiver's provisions you will not be issued a pass and may stop the application here.
3. Fill out and sign the background document; instructions are on page 2 of the SECNAV 5512/1 form (Stowe Trail Permit Application) .
4. Bring the completed application/background document and liability waiver, with all required supporting identification in person to B6200, Vehicle Registration, MCAS Miramar (Accessed via I-15, take the Miramar Way exit, then west bound on Miramar Way) Use the right lane and inform the gate sentry that you need to drop off your background form for Stowe Trail.
5. Allow 10 working days and then call Vehicle Registration at: 858-307-1463 to see if your background application is approved, denied or still pending.
6. If approved, you will be assigned a specific day that you can come to Building 6200, Vehicle Registration, MCAS Miramar to be photographed and receive your permit.
7. Enter Vehicle Registration and obtain a copy of your approved background form.
8. Once you have the background form, take it to the building adjacent to Vehicle Registration.
9. Provide the form to an official at Vehicle Registration and wait to receive your Stowe Trail identification card (permit).
Note: Wait times to receive the identification card may vary as uniformed personnel and civilian base employees have priority.
Note: Only U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply for a Stowe Trail permit.