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Recommended Routes in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 4

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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 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

  • 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
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Vern Whitaker Trail
Intermediate
Julian, CA
Intermediate
Julian, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #6Azalea Glen Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Descanso, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Descanso, 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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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
Snowy singletrack.
Mar 6, 2022 near Julian, 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
Open area along first mile of Azalea Glen Loop Trail.
May 29, 2022 near Julian, CA