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

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Many fine hiking trails

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Frank L
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San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
34 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
99 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Over ten years ago, this beautiful area was ravished by wildfires. It is starting to come back now though with lots of new growth. The hike up Stonewall Peak is breath taking. Still a nice repose from the busy San Diego County lifestyle.

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