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Scenic mountain range east of San Diego.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great trails” (2 reviews)
“state park” (4 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Julian, CA
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Chose to drive through mountains rather along coast. Loved the journey . A wonderful detour. Gave us a taste of the beautiful Californian countryside.

Thank Stubbyfolks
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Hike, Drive, camp....just see the area. Unwind while you wind around the road towards Julian. You can't go wrong.

Thank Umbear
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

We headed to Cuyamaca Mountains mainly for hiking and we found plenty of opportunities and great trails. Cuyamaca mountains encompass large area including some wilderness. For everage hiker recommend stopping at the Visitor center. The easiest area to hike is Cuyamaca Rancho state Park. Lots...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Great views of the mountains on the drive to Julian. Pull into the scenic overlook by the wooden cross for a great view.

Thank dnrdavies
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

We drove through the area looking for future horseback riding trails and a place to camp. Lots of opportunities and a beautiful area.

Thank M269YTsusant
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

Just about a 45 Minute Drive out of Downtown San Diego the Cuyamaca Mountains is an easy getaway! The scenic drives and the lake Cuyamaca offers so much to see. Stop by Near by Julian and drive down to the Anza Borrego Desert too!

1  Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Quiet and beautiful Lake for fishing or a picnic. Beautiful scenery and a bike trail that circles the lake. Good hiking also. There is a restaurant (you can buy fishing permit and bail there also.)

Thank pcpat55
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Hiked Cuyamaca Peak yesterday. It is the second highest peak in San Diego county 6500+ ft. The area is still recovering from a devastating fire in 2003 but it is nice to see the new growth. The trailhead is located in Paso Picacho Park. You...More

1  Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

It was a wonderful drive through the mountains. Much snow still on the ground and families making snowmen.

Thank TravelRoadWarriors
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stopped by on my way back from the Salton Sea. Just happened to bump into this place. Very nice hiking trails, good terrain changes, lots of wildlife and birds. Very peaceful.

Thank 2367andy
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Robert F
October 18, 2017|
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Response from Umbear | Reviewed this property |
It is very winding, but no scary drop off like shoulders.
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