West Mesa Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,000' 305 m
Descent: -1,001' -305 m
High: 5,205' 1,586 m
Low: 4,300' 1,311 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A nice introduction to the joys of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.”— Matthew Kidd
About 0.1 miles beyond the monument, the trail reverses direction, ascending Airplane Ridge on the southwest edge of the loop, and offering good views of the park.
At 3.2 miles, the fire road peters out, though Burnt Pine Fire Rd continues northwest. Ignore this road and continue northeast along a singletrack and through often tall grasses. At 4.5 mile, pickup West Mesa Fire Road again to complete the loop.
This run is best done in spring or early summer when the vegetation is most verdant.
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Land Manager: California State Parks - Cuyamaca Rancho