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blue Cuyamaca Peak

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5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer out and back
71% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,559' 475 m
Descent: -1,559' -475 m
High: 6,441' 1,963 m
Low: 4,882' 1,488 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Matt Sadowski

This run has the absolute best views of San Diego County, Mexico, and the Channel Islands!

Matt Sadowski

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Starting from the Paso Picacho campground, earn one of the best views in the area after climbing up this fire road for over 1,500' in under three miles.

Description

The trail to the peak is not the greatest as the majority of it is deteriorating paved fire road on Lookout Fire Road, but the view from the peak is by far the best in all of San Diego County.

On a clear day, you'll have views of most of San Diego County, including downtown, Mexico, and even the Channel islands. Also, bring water as this out-and-back run is almost entirely exposed and hot.

For a shorter but equally steep option, head across the road for the sister run up Stonewall Peak Trail.

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Aug 28, 2017
Brett Shangold

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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