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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

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Recommended Routes in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 5

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Favorite Large pine in an open field
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 Running

  • 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
3.3 mi 5.4 km #10Eastside Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Descanso, CA

Photos of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 37

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The trail carves through the edge of the meadow
Sep 23, 2020 near Descanso, 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
The view west from Cuyamaca Peak is simply stunning.
Jan 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA
Wildflowers bloom on the West Mesa Trail in Cuyamaca State Park.
May 31, 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