This is a nice hike you can take right out Paso Pichaco campground. It was a very shady and beautiful hike before the fires of 2003. I have not had the heart to go back to the Cuyamacas since the fires, so I am not sure what it looks like now.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe