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Bug Peak… I mean Cuyamaca Peak

My husband and I were back at it after a short hiatus (family gatherings, work and Zion trip). We ascended to the peak up the…

Cuyamaca Peak

The hike was not too strenuous, albeit we took numerous breaks. Luckily, we read other posts about lots of bugs on the trail and we…

Rocks & Snakes & Bugs, Oh My!

We parked at the campground and headed our ascent at 7:00am. The sun came up pretty early and was intense. The azaleas are starting to…

Cuyamaca calls

The fire road up to the peak was challenging – pretty much a continuous climb.  The sky was clear which presented a beautiful view from…

Cuyamaca

Perfect weather for a perfect hike. Lots of birds and colorful flowers…a little crowded on the top but the view is amazing ☺️.

Beautiful views

Much easier hike after doing El Cajon Mtn. There were a ton of bees, but no stings. Last half mile on the fire road is…

Cuyamaca Peak

Great hike although the loose rocks were a bit challenging.

Cuyamaca

x note Finished the 2021 San Diego Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge with a lovely climb up Cuyamaca. The best part was finally meeting Amber and…

Deer on the Trail

Started hike at the Azalea Glen Loop trailhead at about 7:30AM.  There was plenty of parking at the campground which was only $10 to park. …

Snacks on Snacks at the Peak!!

Arrived at the Azalea Glen Loop trailhead at 7:30AM.  There are bathrooms at the campground to use which were very clean.  There was ice on…

Perfect Weather Hike!

Our group was a little worried as we were driving as the clouds were low and it was drizzling most of the way. At about…

Cuyamaca Peak

Trail was rocky in spots, but otherside is just fire road.  A little rainy and windy, but not bad.

Cuyamaca

We went up the fire road then down the trail.  Weather was nice.  Rocks on the trail were slippery.

Cuyamaca me walkalot

Paved but pretty. Loved the big trees at the top, and we could see Potato Chip Rock (Woodsen) from a lookout close to the top…

Paso Picacho

We camped at the trailhead which made it that much better.  Beautiful views and finally wild flowers!!  It was super rocky. But we didn’t die!!

Cuyamaca

We hiked up the fire road and down Azalea Glen. The fire road is steep, exposed but short. The trail down was beautiful, lots of…

Hike 2: Cuyamaca Peak

This hike had some amazing view on top. The trail starts off easy on the Alazea glen trail. This trail ends at a fire road,…

Keeping cool at Cuyamaca

We didn’t make it out to the trail head until nearly 1pm and highly underestimated the weather. Our furry friend needed a piggy back ride…

Cuya

good trail very hot day tho

Japacha Peak extra

Spend the night at the Paso Picacho campground to get a timely start. On a weekday the campgrounds were mostly empty, very nice. I took…

Cuyamaca Peak

Started at 7am via Azalea Glen Loop trail which is a beautifully shaded trail which parallels a creek for a bit (100% better than taking…

Cool Azalea Glen Loop

The first time I hiked this peak it was just up and down the fire road. Today, we hike the Azalea Glen Loop, which was…

Cuyamaca Peak

Quiet day, took Conejos trail (wear long sleeves–passed through lots of brush growing into the trail) and poles are a good idea– lots of loose…

The Penultimate Peak

Almost there for the 6-Pack Challenge with this ascent of Cuyamaca Peak.  Went on the Azalea Glen Trail from the parking lot, passing the morteros…

#5 Cuyamaca

Because my hiking buddy has 4 legs and fur, we had to take the paved fire road the entire way.

Above the Clouds

It was a dreary day in San Diego, but we were above the clouds and had a beautiful hike. It was pretty windy at the…

A Blast from the Past!

I called this hike..A Blast from the Past..as this was the place where I went to 6 grade Camp way back in 1978! I suppose…

Cuyamaca Peak

Small group this time. Just me, Lynn, and Lori. I drove to the campsite where we picked up the head to the trail. It was…

Great incline hike!

The hike was at an incline the whole way up. The weather was perfect 65 degrees.

San Diego’s Finest

This was another great hike. I don’t believe there was a summit marker. I took the trail up and the fire road down.

Asphalt Hike

This is an interesting hike being all on paved road. Because it’s a paved road designed for the vehicles servicing the antenna site at the…

Cuyamaca

Beginning through a meadowy area, turns a little rocky at some points, fire road to beautiful summit views.

Sunday stroll

Entered via service road to peak. Started overcast ended Clear sky. Cool/warm. Enjoyed the view an wildlife moving around. Birds of kind moving about an…

Cuyamaca Peak

Drove out the night before and stayed as Paso Picacho Campground – highly recommend! Hiked up the non-paved road side of the loop first, and…

Lone hiker

4/4/21 13:17 Cuyamaca peak trail 14:40 Cuyamaca peak 15:51 Paso picacho campground parking lot  

Cuyamaca Peak

Left from Paso Picacho Campground where we had stayed for the night.  The trail is a paved fire road, but is possible to take Azalea…

Cuyamaca Hike

Saturday is perfect weather day for hiking Cuyamaca Peak.  It’s a 7.7 miles hike with beautiful scenery.  We took longer trail with shades.

Beautiful day

Great hike second time here.  First time we went up the fire road, it was shorter and it was steep with no shade.

Kick your butt Cuyamaca

Doing the hike was intense, especially the last .5 miles. The scenery was awesome. Coming down the fire road was more steep but shorter and…

Cuyamecca

Beautiful weather and panoramic views! Trail conditions were good, not well marked. All Trails kept us on track 🤦🏻‍♂️. Wild Turkeys 🦃 (?) were on…

4.3.21 Fifth Peak

Water Stream on Conejo Trail made today’s hike more enjoyable.

4.3.21 Fifth Peak

Water Stream on Conejo Trail made today’s hike more enjoyable.

Sunrise at cuyamaca

By one of the best hikes that I have done in San Diego county.  Great views and good workout.  Easy trail with a lot of…

Cuyamaca Peak Via Azalea Glen Loop

Great hike. In my opinion, the best views offered by a peak in San Diego. Took the Azalea Trail to Conejos Trail to the top.…

Cuyamaca Peak via Azalea Glen Loop

We took Azalea loop trial to the peak. It was beautiful! There was lots of shade and some patches of snow. There were some muddy…

Cuyamaca Peak

Nice trail, a bit overgrown in some spots.  Patchy snow still left but none on the trail.  Some muddy spots where snow melt was.  Beautiful…

Mt Cuyamaca

Had a great time! Hard for some kids.

Spring Snow Cuyamaca

It snowed a week before our hike, and we were a bit worried about the trail condition as I had seen some photos from the…

Cuyamaca Peak

Hiked with two friends. No dogs allowed here. There were some smal snow patches. Beautiful trail and amazing view from the peak.

Cuyamaca Peak with my girls

Beautiful trail on a beautiful day.  We started our trip on the Azalea Glen Loop Trail, connected to Conejos Trail, then came back down on…

Remnants of Winter Remain

We started with very chilly (no… cold) temperatures in the 30s. Beautiful crisp and clear day. Beware of chunks of ice and snow falling from…

Cold Early Start in Cuyamaca

Very cold start this morning at Paso Picacho campground.  Several patches of snow on the road and very icy in some spots so go down…

Cuy a MUCK a

Great hike, snow is melting and makes the trail like a stream. Wear waterproof boots. Very little snow left on the trail- really only a…

Perfect Day To Hike Cuyamaca Peak

It was a great day to get outside and hike Cuyamaca Peak.  The sun was shining and the weather was perfect for the hike.  The…

Beautiful views

Had a great hike. Took the Azalea Trail up and came down the fire Road. Trail up was beautiful with lots of running water, some…

The wind is STRONG on Cuyamaca Peak

Arrived at the trail head around 9am and began the hike up the paved fire road near campsite 69.  The entire road is steep and…

Knocking me over

Hike started cold, partly cloudy and windy. We took the fire road up. It was steep and a bit of a grind. The wind was…

Rocky Cuyamaca Peak

Started around 10am and ended around 1pm. Had a nice long break at the top and enjoyed the views with a cold seltzer. Pretty rocky…

Cuyamaca Peak

This was an amazing hike ! I was so happy to still see snow on the trail. The snow melt sis make it tricky for…

#5 Slip and Slide Cuyamaca

This is a great hike. VERY muddy and slippery (icy). You will get to climb up a river over rocks. Very cool Be! Be careful…

#5 Slip and Slide Cuyamaca

This is a great hike. Bring microspikes. The path is muddy and icy. You will climb up a stream with rocks (this is part of…

Cascading Creeks at Cuayamaca Peak

Perfect weather – melting snow created a little creek cascading down the azalea glen trail. Was amazing. Snow on fire road with some icy parts…

Cuyamaca Peak!

It was gorgeous! Going up the trail is the best. Snow was melting and we hiked up a stream! Flowers everywhere!

Cuyamca Peak

Did Volcan Mountain same day a picnicked

Cuyamaca Peak

This was our 2nd peak of the day. The first was Volcan. Cuyamaca was more of a challenge than Volcan, mainly due to the non-stop…

Cuyamaca Peak

Snow covering the fire road in places, but not bad.

Cuyamaca via Azalea Glen Loop

12″-16″ snow covered most of the Azalea Glen Loop and the Conejo Trail making it a slow and deliberate climb. Taking the paved road back…

Snow and Ice Sun and Fun

Snow and ice covered the fire road from the bottom all the way to the summit. Had a wonderful experience hiking this road because the…

Ice and Snow Adventure

Awesome hike in the snow. Difficult because hidden ice patches.  Had a wonderful hike to the top. Couldn’t have been better.

Cuyamaca Peak

I started this hike by parking at Paso Picacho Campground. I arrived at 9am. The sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid…

Cuya-what?

Beautiful start from the parking lot, very much a nature rich walk up. Some small patches of snow littered the path and the surrounding grounds,…

Cuyamaca Peak

Parked in the day use section of Paso Picacho Campground and walked to the trailhead of Lookout Road. The entire path is paved, very easy…

2021 Cuyamaca Peak

First time here… New favorite in the list! You will not even notice that you are already climbing in the most part. Patches of snow…

Cuyamaca Peak

It was a bit chilly in the morning.    Nice trail until the fire road.  A little bit of snow left in the shady parts…

Cuyamaca

Summit # 2 of the 2fer weekend.  Camped at Mount Laguna the night before and it got very very cold! Almost packed up and left…

Minor Mishaps, Great Adventure

Another lessons learned— focus on the road and stop talking so you won’t missed your turn (me talking to myself after the fact). Try to…

Trotting up Cuyamaca

Great hike up Azalea glen trail, some snow in certain areas but nothing to hard. Beautiful hike!

Cayamaca Bound

I got a late start this morning do to a temporary lack of motivation. I got to the trailhead just before 10 am and headed…

Cuyamaca

Clear day beautiful views from the top

From Nice to BRRRR!

#4 Started in Paso Picacho campground and the weather was brisk, but nice. There was incredibly strong wind the night before so we prepared for…

Cuyamaca Peak

We took Azalea Glen Loop Trail. Trail is beautiful and well maintained. Sunny but wind at the top. ついでにStonewall Peakも登ってきた。スリル満点でした〜

Cuyamaca

Loved the snow that was left on the ground. Not too hard.

Cuyamaca #3- top was open!

We took the fire road up to the lookout and then Conejos Trail to Azalea Glen Loop.   The road to the top was open!…

Cuyamaca never disappoints!!

Chilly morning… Love these hiking days! not too many people on the trail for a Saturday. Pretty much an easy hike until you get to…

Cuyamaca Peak

Had a rough start and felt fatigued but that’s likely due to the fact I’d had my first COVID vaccine the day before. Nice day,…

2nd Highest Peak in SD

What a different experience from last year. I really enjoyed this year’s trek up to Cuyamaca Peak.  The weather was perfect and even found patches…

Wrong way up

We went up the fire road (not intentionally) but came down on the trail. The weather was beautiful and the company was great, as always!!…

2nd Peak of SPPC SD-Cuyamaca Peak

We had a little trouble finding the peak but with the help of fellow hikers we were able to finally find the rock scramble that…

Cuyamaca Peak

I took the fire road up and down this time. Clocked 6 miles. Fairly steep but not bad. Beautiful weather and views.

Cuy Cuyamaca

Didn’t have $10 cash so I used CC on the app, Park Pass & entered a code. The trail was great, definitely not 7.7 miles…

A tale of two hikes

We parked at the park entrance and took the Lookout fire road up after walking through the campground. The road  is shorter but continuously steep…

Cuyamaca Peak w/Monita the Husky

Great little hike to take my dog on. I guess at this point she is doing the whole thing with me. Since she’s done 2/6.…

Brrr…Its cold on Cuyamaca

A little snow and a little mud. Today there was a chilly wind which made it cold as you neared the peak and at the…

Cuyamaca Peak

The snow is gone, thank goodness. However, still very cold. The wind today was crazy! This time we found the sign 😊

Windy Cuyamaca Peak

Super windy today especially as we got closer to the summit. I definitely had to put my gloves on today. The views atop were worth…

#4 of 6 – Cuyamaca Peak

Started the hike at 7 am.  It was a chilly morning.  There was still a little bit of snow on the ground.  Wind warning in…

Cuyamaca Peak

This was a challenging but beautiful hike with some snowy parts. There was some bugs but not too unbearable. The view from the top was…

Cuyamaca Peak

This was a challenging but very beautiful hike. Some snowy parts and some parts with a bit of bugs but not too unbearable. The view…

Cuyamaca mountain

Beautiful hike at some points difficult. Glad there was snow because I didn’t have enough water or food. View from top amazing.

Cuyamaca mountain

Beautiful hike at some points difficult. Glad there was snow because I didn’t have enough water or food. View from top amazing.

Cuyamaca Peak

Started the hike using Lookout Fire Road adjacent to campsite #69. Bathrooms right next to this start point. Paved road to the summit. Returned via…

Cuyamaca Peak

Snow at the beginning of our hike. A little cold, but still a great day for a hike. Not too difficult of a hike, although…

Loop to Cuyamaca peak

We took the Azalea Glen loop.  Some snow ice and mud along the hike.  The Conejos Trail  had spectacular views.  Once we got above the…

Cuyamaca Quads

We hiked the peak via Azalea Glen loop. We went up Lookout Road and then down on the trails for the loop. Lookout Road is…

Cuyamaca Climb

Went up the fire road. Saw some big paw prints on the side of the road. Finding the fire road was surprisingly difficult. It’s near…

Crisp Cuyamaca

I’ve not done much cold weather hiking so I really enjoyed the crisp morning hiking to to Cuyamaca Peak.  We took Azalea Glen Loop, there…

Cuyamaca Azalea Bloody Mary

Paid $10 at entrance. Just a few other cars in the lot at 7am but more showing up every minute. Nice hike through the trees…

Cucu for Cuyamaca

Had no idea San Diego was this pretty! We took the longer forest route to the right and came down the fire road which was…