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Address: Julian, CA
Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic mountain range east of San Diego.

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Nature and history combined in one visit

Within one hours relaxing drive from the city of San Diego, California, are the Cuyamaca Mountains and cradled in the mountains is the small resort town of Julian, a historic gold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Within one hours relaxing drive from the city of San Diego, California, are the Cuyamaca Mountains and cradled in the mountains is the small resort town of Julian, a historic gold rush town, where gold was discovered in the late 19th century. Today the gold mines lie dormant but Julian is well worth a day visit if only to eat... More 

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There are many great trails for all types of explorers here. Unfortunately not as many trees as there once were, due to forest fires. There are even old gold mines to explore!

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Julian, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

So much beauty out here. Wonderful hiking opportunities. Great little communities to visit. Be sure to take a hike around Lake Cuyamaca and check out Stonewall Peak for a magnificent view.

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Orange County, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Such a beautiful area, and relaxing drive when trying to escape the stresses of work/life/cities etc. We loved the clear mountain air, and interesting features to explore. You can even camp near the lake in cabins, and the views on the hills are gorgeous! We will be back.

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Freeland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Gorgeous rolling hills out near Lake Cuyumaca, with views toward the mountains, and wildlife like deer, woodpeckers, and a ranging bobcat were exciting to see.

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a nice area for a roadside stop and hike up the hills along the creek and toward the spring. It is very scenic and we hike it during the drought. It was a fun place and not too busy, giving the serenity of nature. The trail starts along I-79, so there is some traffic noise until you climb... More 

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Wuppertal, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I went there on a cloudy day in December 2013. It was still warm. I did a hike to the top of Cuyamaca Peak (I think it was this one, not really sure) for like 3 hours since I often stopped and took pictures of that beautiful landscape and the great nature. When you leave the trail and continue going... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

There are a lot of different hiking trails to choose from for everyone from kids to hardcore trekkers. Check out the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park HQ for maps and info. Make sure you know what poison oak looks like so you can avoid contact with it.

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Warner Springs, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a beautiful place to visit in Southern California. It is a real change from the beach and surf scene. Be prepared for winding roads. It is after all -- Mountains!

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We finally made it to Stonewall Peak Trail in Cuyamaca State Park on the Tuesday after Memorial Day after the crowds dissipated and we LOVED the natural beauty surrounding us. We saw the obvious fire damage that occurred in 2003 throughout the park but loved seeing the hope of new growth everywhere! We made it to the top of Stonewall... More 

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Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian

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