Welcome to SP!  -
Cuyamaca Peak fire road

Cuyamaca Peak fire road


Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 32.94680°N / 116.6068°W

Object Title: Cuyamaca Peak fire road

Route Type: hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: easy,a walk up a paved but steep fire road

Route Quality: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: pilz8

Created/Edited: Aug 11, 2003 / Aug 11, 2003

Object ID: 158482

Hits: 6270 

Page Score: 71.17%  - 2 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote



take highway 79 to paso picacho campground in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, park in the day use area, walk threw campground towards the signed cuyamaca peak fire road.

Route Description

Hike up the one-laned paved lookout road at the southern end of the campground. No vehicles are aloud. Its a steep walk up the road through beautiful stands of pines and cedar and higher up white fur. About 3/4 of the way to the top you come to a clearing looking west. Scenic views looking towards the pacific and the coronado islands can be seen on clear days. Keep on going soon you are at the top, a antena is on top but the views in all directions are worth the effort. Total roundtrip mileage is around 6 miles.

Essential Gear

Water, food, a windbreaker and a good pair of binoculars. In winter you can cross country ski or snowboard down this peak after a good snow.

Miscellaneous Info

If you have information about this route that doesn't pertain to any of the other sections, please add it here.