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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

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196 mi 315 km of trail 5 Runs

Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 24 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Runs in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 5

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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 • Out and Back • 967 ft Ascent 294.64 m Ascent

(17) San Die…, CA
Favorite Large pine in an open field
Intermediate/Difficult

Stonewall Peak Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km • Loop • 971 ft Ascent 296.08 m Ascent

(17) 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 • Out and Back • 1,559 ft Ascent 475.14 m Ascent

(11) Descanso, CA
Favorite Burst of yellow in Cuyumaca Rancho SP after a wet winter
Intermediate

Airplane Monument Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km • Loop • 849 ft Ascent 258.69 m Ascent

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

West Mesa Loop

6.7 mi 10.8 km • Loop • 1,000 ft Ascent 304.85 m Ascent

(1) 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
13.4 mi 21.5 km Julian, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #2Marty Minshall
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Julian, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #3Eagle Peak Trail
Intermediate
San Diego Country Estates, CA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km San Diego Country Estates, CA
10.4 mi 16.7 km #4Noble Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
10.4 mi 16.7 km Pine Valley, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Stonewall Peak Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Descanso, CA
108.8 mi 175.1 km #6PCT: Campo to Warner Springs
Intermediate/Difficult
Campo, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
108.8 mi 175.1 km Campo, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Cold Stream Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.8 km Descanso, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Oakzanita Summit Trail
Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Pine Valley, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Indian Creek Trail
Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
Difficult
3.7 mi 5.9 km Pine Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Vern Whitaker Trail
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Julian, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #11Lower Descanso Creek Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Descanso, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #12Upper Descanso Creek Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Descanso, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #13Black Oak Trail
Difficult
Julian, CA
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Julian, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #14Los Caballos
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Julian, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #15Lookout Fire Road
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Descanso, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #16Monument Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Descanso, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #17Three Sisters Falls
Difficult
San Diego Country Estates, CA
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km San Diego Country Estates, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #18Hill Trail
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Descanso, CA
3.3 mi 5.4 km #19Upper Green Valley Fire Road
Easy
Descanso, CA
Easy
3.3 mi 5.4 km Descanso, CA
5.7 mi 9.2 km #20West Side Trail
Easy
Descanso, CA
Easy
5.7 mi 9.2 km Descanso, CA
2.3 mi 3.8 km #21Pine Mountain Trail #5E08
Easy
Pine Valley, CA
Easy
2.3 mi 3.8 km Pine Valley, CA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #22Milk Ranch Road
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Julian, CA
4.0 mi 6.5 km #23West Mesa Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.5 km Descanso, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #24Japacha Fire Road
Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Descanso, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #25Azalea Springs Fire Road
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Julian, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #26California Riding and Hiking Trail
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Julian, CA
5.3 mi 8.6 km #27Middle Peak Fire Road
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.6 km Julian, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #28Fern Flat Fire Road
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Descanso, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #29West Mesa Fire Road
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Descanso, CA

Photos of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 25

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The view north from Cuyamaca Peak was cloudy and beautiful on a day in January 2017.
Jan 15, 2017 near Descanso, 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
First overlook on the trail
Mar 7, 2019 near San Die…, CA
Looking up the valley
Mar 7, 2019 near San Die…, CA
Beautiful spring flowers grow right alongside the trail.
May 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA
Large pine in an open field
Mar 12, 2018 near Julian, CA
View from Cuyamaca Peak
Sep 28, 2016 near Descanso, CA