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“Lots of choice hikes”
Review of Cuyamaca Mountains

Cuyamaca Mountains
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$179.00*
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Mountain and Desert Tour from San Diego
Ranked #7 of 39 things to do in Julian
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Owner description: Scenic mountain range east of San Diego.
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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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!

Thank Coral B
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Reviewed May 30, 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 on a clear day and could see the surrounding 360 degree views of Borrego Springs, Mt Laguna, Mexico, Mt Jacinto in the distance. Flowers were in bloom along the groomed switchback trail and we posted pictures on Facebook. On the weekends, I would imagine there are many more people with children so if you want to experience the peace and tranquility of the mountain, visit this spot during the week. It's well worth the visit!

1  Thank regener8us
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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.

Thank Russell B
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have visited Cuyamaca hundereds of times, over many, many years. A true retreat, a great getaway, we always feel at home when visiting. We have hiked every trail, several many times. Always a memorable time for us. Although the devastating fire's effects remain, Cuyamaca's beauty remains. Be sure to hit the trails, and leave only footprints

Thank OldBigBob
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