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Cuyamaca peak

Was a nice hike up going counter clockwise on the loop.  A lot of mosquitos.  Going down was all paved road and hot

Cuyamaca Peak

Great Sunday for a hike and beat the heat.

Cuyamaca Peak

Beautiful hike! Azalea Glen was a bit over grown, but very shaded. Conejos was a challenging section, but it had the best views. No sign…

Day 2: 2 Mountains in 1 Day!

We did this loop backwards! We wanted to be on the dirt trail on the front end and be on the paved road on the…

16 Miles, Three Peaks, One Hike

Also working on the Sierra Club HPS, so I wanted to cross off all three peaks in the area in a single loop hike. I…

Volcan/Cuyamaca Double (Cuyamaca)

Did Volcan and Cuyamaca in the same day. Cuyamaca was the 2nd of the 2 hikes and the third peak of our challenge. In the…

Cuyamaca paved?!

We were doing a double so chose to take the fastest route up which was paved. Yuck. Powered thru to just get it done. Ran…

Cuyamaca Peak

It was nice, huffing and puffing on some parts but it was nice and quiet.

Cuyamaca lookout Peak

This was a beautiful hike with wild flowers, birds, squirls, bunnys, burnt down trees, some beutiful grown trees, a cool breeze near the top, and…

A Breeze up the Mountain

Decided to do this one with my parents. The weather was perfect to do the hike. A strong breeze was felt all the way up…

Buzzing Up To Cuyamaca peak

We took the Azaela loop option and came down the fire road. Fire road is quite steep so if you have knee issues keep that…

Annoying bugs cuyamaca

Great weather a bit hot in the 70• but the bugs horrible, no one but just is on the trail

Beautiful Cuyamaca

Beautiful hike today, only saw 3 others on the trail all morning long.  Lots of wildflowers blooming and were beautiful but lots of annoying bugs…

Cuyamaca 2 routs

Went up by the rocky nature area. Stopped few times to recharge in the shade. Went back to the car by the asphalt area. It…

Cuyamaca Peak

Beautiful hike! We want clockwise and thought it was great. Paved on the way up and adventure on the way down. Had to pay better…

On top of Cuyamaca

It was a warm, buggy day. We started around 7:15 which worked well for us. Beautiful views and not many people summiting today.

Windy views

I took the fire road so that I could bring my pups, although it was just pavement all the way up the views were beautiful.…

SD Six Pack Hike #1 – Cuyamaca Peak

Started hiking ~7:30 am when it was pretty chilly, but warmed right up as the morning went on and ended up being perfect. Roughly followed…

Cuyamaca Peak, the Long Way Around

I don’t like hiking on roads and I like crowds even less. So I decided to take the “scenic” route to Cuyamaca Peak. I started…

Beautiful views

It was a beautiful hike taking the scenic route through the trails.  Only took the road down.  Was super breezy at the top.  Followed this…

Cuyamaca!

This peak was beautiful! Nice to see the forest service employees working hard to manage the burn fuel.

Mount Cuyamaca

That last bit up to the summit is always a challenge, but the entire hike felt harder than the two times we did it last…

Very Windy !

Great hike ! 2nd time reaching this summit . Very rocky through most the trail . Beautiful view through the hike !

Cuyamaca peak

Great weather, expected less of a paved trail but overall easy and enjoyable hike

Long hike at Cuyamaca Peak

I am climbing to Cuyamaka peak from Green Valley campground, with total distance > 14 mi and elevation gain > 2000 ft. The total distance…

The scenic route to Cuyamaca

I have decided to try and make every peak summit a longer version than normal. So for Cuyamaca I decided to start at Cold Stream,…

True Nature

It was an amazing but challenging hike. We took the Azaleas Loop then up the steep hill . It was steep like I read. I…

Pizza hike via Cuyamaca Peak

Beautiful weather, windy but not too much and not cold. We did the Azalea Glen Loop (7.8 miles), going up the road and down the…

Above the Clouds

After making the ascent via the fire road on the Azalea Glen Loop, I figured taking the trail down would be easier and I’m not…

Cuyamaca Peak – don’t take the road

Had perfect weather for hiking, 65 degrees and windy. Actually felt cold at times. The trail was beautiful with twists and turns. Some fallen logs…

Cuyamaca NOT Hike-N-Bike

Wanted to hike my bike up from Paso Picacho- but the service road (and seemingly all trails leading from that campground) were closed!  So I…

Cuyamaca Peak Hike

Trail conditions were great and weather was perfect for hiking!

Uphill Trek

Uphill concrete trek with the doge! Gorgeous weather! Made a great workout!

Cuyamaca

When you reach the peak, every step is worthwhile. 😉

The long trail to Cuyamaca

Paso Picacho is a nice place to camp when hiking Cuyamaca. The day before I did Stonewall, across the street, which is just a warm…

Cuyamaca Peak

Good leg workout and the most beautiful summit!

Happy Hiker

It was a moderate to hard hike. First 1.8 mi was quite flat with slight elevation and the next 3 miles are rocky, mostly elevated…

Head above the clouds

I decided to go on the Azalea Glen Loop trail to get to the peak (as opposed to going out and back on Lookout Rd).…

Cuyamaca Peak – Pines and Pinecones

We started off on the Azalea Glen Loop Trail about 10 am (from Paso Picacho Campground). There was lots of sunshine, although clouds covered the…

Challenge 3: Cuyamaca

By far my favorite hike! We started out at the Azalea Glen trail loop at thw camping grounds. Parking was $10 for the day. The entrance…

Ascent to Cuyamaca Peak

Started around 7am, weather was very comfortable. You could see very minimal snow on the ground. There was a family of deer that we saw…

Cuyamaca Peak

The trail looks like a fire road that was paved over. Path was free of debris and very well maintained. Views at the top were…

Place Behind the Clouds

Trail conditions: compact dirt at the beginning of the trail with some rocks approximately 3-miles into the hike (if you are starting from the Azalea…

Cuyamaxa Peake

This hike was great! I went on 3/36/22 and the weather could not have been more perfect. I was solo and started around 9 AM.…

Cuyamaca – via Azalea loop

Beautiful hike up to the top along the Azalea trail was beautiful and would recommend this route to the top. It is more challenging than…

Hey kitty…

With the desert too warm to continue working on the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, I pivoted and started in on the San…

Cuyamaca

The snow is melting so the creek bed you hike through is not dry but it is an amazing sound to hike to. The peak…

Raincloud on Cuyamaca

Cuyamaca Peak Mar 20, 2022 Elevation: 6,512 ft Elevation Gain: 1,844 ft Total Distance: 7.5 miles Trailhead was sunny with the clearest of views. Just…

Cuyamaca Peak

Fantastic hike, as always. Lots of stuff growing with still some snow on the ground here and there. Not too many people, which was great.

Cuyamaca peak

I did the hike counterclockwise as a loop. There are birds that sound like baby cougars calling for mom, so you can imagine me looking…

Cuyamaca

Started my hike at 10 a.m. and made it to the peak by 11:30 a.m. There was slushy snow towards the top. The fire road…

Animal Haven

Today was a beautiful day for a hike. Bright and sunny. Not much wind until nearing the peak, at which time I donned my Go…

Cuyamaca

Beautiful via the Azalea loop, gorgeous trees and lovely snow. And creeks and running water!!

Cuyamaca Snowy Loop

Enjoyed our snowy hike! Definitely do the loop and go counterclockwise! Up and down the fire road seems super boring, but the loop was beautiful!

San Diego snow hike!

Gorgeous day for a hike up to Cuyamaca Peak with my friends Amy and Lynn, via the Azalea Glen Loop and Conejos trails.  The weather…

Climbing Cuyamaca

Great COLD start at 0715…crunchy mud and snow to cross (@ least a 1/3rd of the route was under snow.  Better to navigate by way…

Cuyamaca Peak

So much snow! Definitely glad to have had my snow poles. Decided to be a bit of a daredevil and climb up on a rock.…

Cuyamaca Peak

The hike to Cuyamaca was completed after Volcan on 3/12. Before heading to Camp Picacho CG, the group went for a brunch and made a…

The REAL Cuyamaca Peak

Lots of snow!  Super great views and only saw a handful of people.  Beautiful!

Cuyamaca Peak

Took the fire road from the camp.  Very snowy still up top.  Had to dodge giant ice sheets falling off the towers at the peak.

Cuyamaca

Great training hike for ice and snow.  Views were spectacular!

Fresh Powder at Cuyamaca Peak

#SundayFunday 2-fer-1 Solo hike. Decided to knock out 2 peaks, Cuyamaca and Volcan Mountain. Surprised with spectacular Alpine conditions at Cuyamaca Peak. But I came…

Winter Wonderland

Snowy and icy. Made it to the top with no gear but it would have been easier with poles and/or crampons.  The ice was hard…

Cuyamaca Peak

Absolutely Awesome Hike! Peaceful, and beautiful. Weather was perfect; No Wind; Sun was bright; air was crisp, and fresh! Snow was EVERYWHERE! View at the…

Snow

Trail hike was amazing it was full of snow about 3 to 4 feet in some areas some pavement walking we did a really good…

Cuyamaca peak

Lots of snow! I’m not sure if it’ll be there now but the entire trail had snow. Took the Arroyo Secco and West Mesa trail…

Cuyamaca and Stonewall Peaks

We made it to the summit and back on the snow covered fire road 5.18 miles in 2 hour 27 minutes.  So we decided to…

Halfway There – Cuyamaca Peak!

My girlfriend and I tackled our 3rd peak today (did two peaks this weekend!)! This was our second time hiking this peak so we were…

Gorgeous Cuyamaca Snow hike

Beautiful gorgeous day for a snow hike started off after 8 AM from the campground got to the semi by 1130 hung up for about…

Cuyamaca Peak

I feel the theme of this hike was “Had we …” Had we done this hike without our brave trail doggo blazing the way, we…

Slippery ice death

Downed trees and very icy fire road very scenic and breathtaking views. Our first peak of the challenge.

Cuyamaca Pie Hike

Beautiful clear day with views out to Catalina Island. Wildlife was out and about seeing Turkey Vultures, Deer and Turkeys. Still snow on both the…

Cuymamaca Peak

Beautiful clear day with views out to Catalina Island. Wildlife was out and about seeing Turkey Vultures, Deer and Turkeys. Still snow on both the…

Cuyamaka Hike Trail Teibe

Some parts with snow as we got higher. Not a lot of rocks or boulders to climb.  Very steep toward the end.

Snow Hiking

Went on the trail about 5 days after to rained. The main reason I went was to be able to hike in the snow! Hiking…

Trail tribe does Cuyamaca Peak

The hike up from Azalea Glen Loop was moderate in difficulty.  It was an easy incline for the first few miles through the forest.  It…

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

It was a beautiful sunny, clear day with temps in low 60’s. Earlier there was rain and snow so that made parts slippery coming down.…

Fresh snow on Cuyamaca!

A beautiful day to hike in fresh fallen snow! It was clear and cold and pretty windy at the peak. I practically had the trail…

Fresh snow on Cuyamaca!

A beautiful day to hike in fresh fallen snow! It was clear and cold and pretty windy at the peak. I practically had the trail…

Cuyamaca Peak

Nice rainy day.. We had the trail to ourselves all the way up to the peak. Hiked this day with our trailsister Vina from Alaska.

Azalea Glen to Cuyamaca Peak

I had been looking forward to trying this hike and it really was beautiful! I went up the Azalea Glen trail to Conejos trail to…

Broken Pines

very nice sunny day to hike. Wind was a bit strong at the top and I can tell it had been windy because the pines…

Cuyamaca Peak

It’s a tough climb but nothing extreme. I did the loop starting up the fire lookout Rd to the summit came back down Conejos trail…

Cuyamaca

I parked at the Paso Picacho campground and headed towards Azalea Glen Loop trail, a shady tree-lined path that led to a fire-ravaged clearing.  I…

Lonely Trails

Perfect little hike. Weather was perfect and only passed 1 group as we descended.

Half Dome

Well maintained but at times rocky trail.  We had the trail to ourselves.  Perfect weather and expansive views.

Cuyamaca Peak

Was in the high 60s at the campground, the peak was closer to high 50s and very windy. It’s a fire road all the way…

The Windy Peak

We went up and down the Azalea Glen trail, totaling just short of 10 miles. It was muddy in some spots with a few fallen…

Cuyamaca Peak

It’s extremely windy at the peaks. We took the service road up and the trail down.

The Chilly Summit

Great hike, but very cold at the top. Be sure to dress appropriately!

Cool Cuyamaca

Straight forward sunrise hike up Azalea Glen and down the fire road. No snow or ice.

Hiking an Old Friend, Cuyamaca Peak

We hiked the beautiful Azalea Glen, Conejos and Lookout Road loop.  This is my favorite way to hike up to Cuyamaca Peak.  The view were…

The Windy Hike

There are a few routes for this peak.  I did Azalea Glen Loop Trail to Conejos Trail and then took the fire road back down. …

The bitter end

Great hike till the peak. 40 plus winds took our picture and left. Great coverage from the wind till we peaked. Views were amazing.

Cuyamaca Peak

Frigid at the top with a few snow patches on the side of the trail. Second half was beautiful.

Breaking a Strava Record

This hike was so pretty! The wind chill and elevation left the peak under freezing temps, though it was still manageable. I was so excited…

Cuyamaca Peak

Hiked Cuyamaca Peak today, my 3rd of six hikes in the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Starting at the Paso Picacho campground I took the Azalea…

Cuyamaca 5th of 6

Fully paved road all the way to the top. Temps were pleasantly cool with only 3 people on the mountain.  Great views!  There were still…

Cuyamaca The 5th 0f 6

As noted in the title of this missive this was our 5th of the six peaks on offer here in lovely San Diego County.  We…

Cuyamaca Peak

Beautiful day for a hike! Some trail and some fire road up. Fire road down. Did it on 3hr 20 min.

Muddy with Booty Burn Hike

Started out on the fire road, but wasn’t good for my joints so we crossed over to Azalea Glen. Saw very few people for the…