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

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Very nice views

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
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Midland,Mi.
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Midland,Mi.
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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4 of 5 stars 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.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Fullerton
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5 of 5 stars 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.)

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars 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 can take traditional trails much of the way, or a service road. The hike is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful views, nice public areas, easy access, hiking, camping, fishing and restaurants. Great for family events or just couples. Clean.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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