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196 mi 315 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 23 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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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/Difficult

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 Cuyumaca 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 At times, the West Mesa Trail is nearly swallowed by grass.
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

Trails in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 29

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13.4 mi 21.5 km #1Eagle Peak Road
Difficult
Julian, CA
Difficult
Julian, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #2Marty Minshall
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #3Eagle Peak Trail
Intermediate
San Diego Country Estates, CA
Intermediate
San Diego Country Estates, 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/Difficult
Campo, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Campo, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Oakzanita Summit Trail
Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #8Cold Stream 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
2.7 mi 4.3 km #11Black Oak Trail
Difficult
Julian, CA
Difficult
Julian, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #12Los Caballos
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #13Upper Descanso Creek Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Lower Descanso Creek Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #15Lookout Fire Road
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #16Monument Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #17Three Sisters Falls
Difficult
San Diego Country Estates, CA
Difficult
San Diego Country Estates, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #18Hill Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
3.3 mi 5.4 km #19Upper Green Valley Fire Road
Easy
Descanso, CA
Easy
Descanso, CA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #20Milk Ranch Road
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
5.7 mi 9.2 km #21West Side Trail
Easy
Descanso, CA
Easy
Descanso, CA
2.3 mi 3.8 km #22Pine Mountain Trail #5E08
Easy
Pine Valley, CA
Easy
Pine Valley, CA
4.0 mi 6.5 km #23West Mesa Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #24Japacha Fire Road
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #25Azalea Springs Fire Road
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
5.3 mi 8.6 km #26Middle Peak Fire Road
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #27California Riding and Hiking Trail
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #28Fern Flat Fire Road
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #29West Mesa Fire Road
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA

Photos of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 26

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Stonewall Peak from the Cold Stream Trail
Mar 24, 2018 near Julian, CA
Standing on the summit
Mar 12, 2018 near Julian, 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
Lake Cuyamaca looks utterly gorgeous from the flank of Cuyamaca Peak.
Jan 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA
Beautiful spring flowers grow right alongside the trail.
May 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA
First overlook on the trail
Mar 7, 2019 near San Die…, CA