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Recommended Routes in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 4

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Favorite Stonewall Peak from the Cold Stream Trail
Intermediate

Stonewall Peak Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km 971' Up 296.08 m Up 972' Down 296.2 m Down

Descanso, CA
Favorite The view north from Cuyamaca Peak was cloudy and beautiful on a day in January 2017.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cuyamaca Peak

5.4 mi 8.7 km 1,559' Up 475.14 m Up 1,559' Down 475.06 m Down

Descanso, CA
Favorite Burst of yellow in Cuyamaca Rancho SP after a wet winter.
Intermediate

Airplane Monument Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km 849' Up 258.69 m Up 847' Down 258.3 m Down

Descanso, CA
Favorite Wildflowers bloom on the West Mesa Trail in Cuyamaca State Park.
Intermediate

West Mesa Loop

6.7 mi 10.8 km 1,000' Up 304.85 m Up 1,001' Down 305.03 m Down

Descanso, CA

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Hiking

  • 90 Miles 145 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 22 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 30

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3.7 mi 5.9 km #1Marty Minshall
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #2Stonewall Peak Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #3Cold Stream Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #4Harvey Moore Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #5Azalea Glen Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Descanso, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Descanso, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #6Vern Whitaker Trail
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
3.3 mi 5.4 km #7Eastside Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #8Black Oak Trail
Difficult
Julian, CA
Difficult
Julian, CA
1.6 mi 2.7 km #9Juaquapin Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #10Los Caballos
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA

Photos of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 33

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Stonewall Peak from the Cold Stream Trail
Mar 24, 2018 near Julian, CA
The trail carves through the edge of the meadow
Sep 23, 2020 near Descanso, CA
Start of the Eastside Trail
Sep 22, 2020 near Descanso, CA
Standing on the summit
Mar 12, 2018 near Julian, CA
Beautiful spring flowers grow right alongside the trail.
May 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA
The view north from Cuyamaca Peak was cloudy and beautiful on a day in January 2017.
Jan 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA
Snowy singletrack.
Mar 6, 2022 near Julian, CA
Hiking down towards Little Stonewall Peak
Mar 25, 2018 near Julian, CA