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Recommended Routes in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 5

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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 Caution! Very poorly done fixed lines on trail. Don't trust your life to them.
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Sisters Falls

3.5 mi 5.7 km 967' Up 294.64 m Up 963' Down 293.6 m Down

San Die…, 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

  • 231 Miles 372 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 35

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2.2 mi 3.6 km #1Eagle Peak Trail
Intermediate
San Diego Country Estates, CA
Intermediate
San Diego Country Estates, CA
13.4 mi 21.5 km #2Eagle Peak Road
Difficult
Julian, CA
Difficult
Julian, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Marty Minshall
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
10.4 mi 16.7 km #4Noble Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Stonewall Peak Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
108.8 mi 175.1 km #6PCT: Campo to Warner Springs
Intermediate
Campo, CA
Intermediate
Campo, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Cold Stream Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #8Harvey Moore Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Indian Creek Trail
Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Vern Whitaker Trail
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA

Photos of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 37

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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
Hiking down towards Little Stonewall Peak
Mar 25, 2018 near Julian, CA
The view west from Cuyamaca Peak is simply stunning.
Jan 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA