Cuyamaca Peak

great hike, overgrown little overgrow in some parts. The paved road is finished but definitely gets hot

Cuyamaca

Paved trail, lots of bugs but overall enjoyable.

Cuyamaca Asphalt

I did this hike on the same day as Volcan Mtn since they were only 20min apart.  This trail was all asphalt which was different. …

“Finally Peaking” Cuyamaca

Headed south from OC with a hiking bud at 7 a.m. Arrived at 9:03, paid $10 to park at the paso picacho campground, via an…

Cuyamaca

easy hike good for trail run.  nice views

Finally peak but not my last

FINAL PEAK FINISHER #18   This might be my final peak challenge but I will never stop exploring. I have met many new friends along…

Hot day on Cuyamaca

This was a tough one, because of the heat.  We planned to take Azalea Glen to Conejos, but ended up cutting across Azalea Spring Fire…

hot steep and paved

it was very hot and steep for the last mile of the hike on paved road. We ended up taking the fire road back down…

This summit is a sleeper

One of the best looking summits I’ve seen. Bugs were rampant on the Azalea trail and my 7yo Son was not having it. Azalea also…

Mosquito galore

Short and sweet. It was hot at 5am saw the sunrise on the way up the views were beautiful. Lots of mosquitoes are kind the…

Dont stop wont stop

The hike is overall pretty easy, but the final stretch has no down hill so be prepared to get your legs movin. (actually there is…

Cuyamaca Peak

Lots of bugs on part of the trail, part of the trail was very rocky, but worth it, such a beautiful view!!

Not impressed

This Peak is nice because of the views of the San Bernardino wilderness. I don’t need to return .

Cuyamaca Peak

TLDR: Went up counterclockwise. It was nice but a lot of poison oak. The views on the way up and at the top were beautiful.…

Cuyamaca Hike

Went counter clockwise on the loop. Lots of poison oak on the trail. Saw these wasp looking things that looked crazy. Turns out they are…

Behind the clouds

To get a 6:30 am start and avoid the worst of the heat I camped at Paso Picacho the night before, right next to the…

Cuyamaca Peak

We got a late start, I definitely recommend hiking this trail early. The Azalea Loop was shady enough but the fire trail was freshly paved…

Double Trouble on Cuyamaca Peak

Started this hike at 10:45am because I couldn’t wake up!! The forecast called for high 70’s and it was ALL of that. Less than 1/2…

My New Fav Place In S.D!

A must-Do loop hike! Place is so full of great views and remnants of our indigenous peoples possibly dating back 7,000 years.

Cuyamaca Peak

I have lived in San Diego County since 1979. I’ve been day hiking local trails since about 2008. But today was the first time I…

Cuyamaca

Beautiful!! Highly recommend the Azalea loop

Cuyamaca Peak

I went to Cuyamaca Peak on Sunday, 8/2/20. My intention was to take the Lookout Fire Road both ways, but the Park Ranger that works…

First of six peaks

We started at five got up there about 7 o’clock it was Hot and there was no shade but the company was good so we…

Cuyamaca Peak

Beautiful hike cutting through the dense Forrest with tree cover and beautiful fern throughout. Fire road had little shade where it became more steep as…

Cuyamaca Peak

We were supposed to run the Peak 50k on this day but since it was canceled we decided to do 25k up to the peak…

First Peak!!

It was a hot day, we took the azalea trail up and it was beautiful, the peak access said it was closed for construction, but…

Hiking in a bikini! Bonus hike

There was construction going on with no signs! Got almost all the way to the top and wasn’t able to get a picture due to…

Cuyamaca Peak

This trail is technically closed! Was still able to make it up to the second highest point in San Diego 🙏🏼

Escape from Snake Mountain

I drove out and got started just before 8am. No other cars where in the parking lot. With the road reported to be closed I…

Cuyamaca Peak…Summer Sunset

Heard the Lookout Rd. was closed. We then hiked through Hual-Cu-Cuish & Milk Ranch Rd, then to Azalea Spring Fire Rd. to Conejos Trail, where…

It’s not closed… Cuyamaca Peak

Hiked my 6th peak yesterday! Yahoo! Azalea loop is simply beautiful! The early part of the hike takes you through open meadows then by some…

Cuyamaca Mountain

The Summit view made this hike worthy.  We spent a good time dangling our feet on  these huge boulders overlooking the beautiful mountains.  I did…

Cuyamaca Peak

Took the Azalea Glen Trail to the Conejos Trail, then up as far as we could to the Fire Rd. There were signs posted that…

Cuyamaca

The weather was warm beautiful cleared day. Trail was in great condition. There were some wild flowers along the trail. It was a little weird.…

Cuyamaca you Rocka!

Sunny and Hot 75° but felt 100°!  Did Azalea Glen to peak and returned same trail for a total of 10 miles (hiked around the…

Cuyamaca Peak

Fun hike, got lost for a while and added some miles.

Cuyamaca

Got lost a little on trail. Found my way back to trail thanks to All Trails.

Cuyamaca Peak

Hiked this peak with my two hiking friends. We are doing the challenge together. Started and hiked the fire road the whole way. Lots of…

Peak #13

Hiked on a sunday father’s day. Arrived at 7am plenty of parking. Clean restrooms. Did the loop trail. Rocky trail with lots of bugs and…

Cuyamaca #5/6

Road was open for the peak. Beautiful day.

I did it all for the pie .. part 1

The early bird catches the worm right? Well, the early bird also avoids loads of traffic and gets some relief from the sun! The first…

Finally made it to Cuyamaca!!!

After a few failed attempts (first- closed due to construction; second- closed due to COVID-19) at trying to hike this mountain, we finally made it…

Cuyamaca

Some overgrown areas heading up to the peak. It was a warm day, looking for shade was key. The bugs weren’t too bad.

Stay Classy Cuyamaca

I know you are all wondering, is this peak closed? So, the 6 mile easy way up from the Paso Pichaco campground to the lookout…

Cuyamaca Peak

Trail up was very narrow and overgrown with poison ivy and ticks. Beautiful day otherwise.

Cuyamaca Peak

Finally hiked with my Trail sisters…..its been a while since Covid19 happened….I met new trail buddies, Ken and Misha…..beautiful hike as always

Cuyamaca Hike

Beautiful day to hike this peak. Skies clear and blue, very windy, not too hot. Peak8 for #sixpackofpeaks

Cuyamaca

We hike the Azalea Glen Loop trail to the fire road and came back down the fire road.    The views all the way up…

A Walk in the Woods, Cuyamaca Peak

I’ve been waiting to do this hike for a while, so when I saw people could start going again, I headed over. I was excited…

Cuyamaca Peak in the fog

Foggy and wet, top was cold, windy and rainy. The last part up we had to navigate quite a bit of mud. Trail is in…

Cuyamaca Peak

Started late at 10:00am. Campground/ Trailhead parking lot full as soon as we got there. Had to park and start from Cold Stream Trail adding 2…

Cuyamaca Fog and Butterflies

Took the Azalea trail to the Conejos trail and then up to the fire road below the peak.  Work in progress today so that is…

Cuyamaca Peak

Started early morning, around 6:45 am. Had the trail to ourselves! This was a challenging hike due to all the rocks in the way. We…

Cuyamaca in Bloom

Beautiful and peaceful day hike. Arrived as parking lot opened and there were already several cars. Luckily they were all over at Stonewall Peak across…

Good to back on trail

First time back on the trails in a few weeks. Decided to hit up both Cuyamaca Peak and Stonewall peak for total of 12 miles.…

Not Crowded Cuyamaca Peak

The parking lot was filling up before they open at 07:00 and 1/2 of it is closed off so arrive early.  The hike was beautiful…

Memorial Day 2020

Was a great day for a hike! Perfect weather. Saw some wild turkey and her babies.

End of the road

Rocky , main road up closed took an alternate trail up to the peak but contraction at the actual peak 0.5 from top lookout.

11/18 Cuyamaca Peak

Cuyamaca Peak April 4th, 2020 Me staying at home lasted about a week, hiking is life. 3 take aways from this hike; and then some:…

Cuyamaca in the snow

Fresh snow, beautiful blue sky’s. When we got to the top the fog rolled in. It got cold but it was still beautiful.

COVID/Social Distancing Hike #1

Not a bad hike if you don’t make numerous wrong turns and double back on yourself! Definitely use Gaia GPS or All Trails Maps to…

CuyaBigMaca Peak

Hiked with a slower-paced friend of mine…put some 5 (or 10?) pound ankle weights on, as I knew it wouldn’t be that challenging for an…

Cuyamaca

it was a slow hike in the rain and fog. Couldnt see 20 ft in front of me

Cuyamaca Peak

I finally finished my San Diego Six! Cuyamaca was the last on that list and I got out to an early start Sunday morning due…

Cuyamaca “sunset”

I arrived at the campground parking around 4:30 pm in an attempt to catch the sunset at the peak. It was $10 to park. I…

A Peak in the Clouds

We loved this hike. We followed the Azalea Loop Trail past Azalea Springs, then kept following signs to “lookout” and “peak”. Weather was nice and…

Closed Peak

The trail to the peak was closed, so I made it to the point considered close enough. I plan to return this summer to officially…

Cuyamaca – still off limits

On check-in,  State Park Rangers confirmed that the fire road, and all approaches, to summit of Cuyamaca are still closed to the public. Went as…

Cuyamaca trail stomp

14 miles from the turnout next to green valley falls campground. Hiked to the monument trail/west mesa trail, then up we went.  When we got…

Cuyamaca Peak

Beautiful, peaceful with patches of snow. The hike was worth it but the top were just a bunch of satellite not so attractive.

Little Squish’s First six pack: Cuyamaca

Little Squish conquered his longest hike yesterday; Cuyamaca Peak via Arroyo Secco and Monument Trail.  The trail was absolutely gorgeous; started out on a little…

Cuyamaca peak

Loved this hike! Great trails ! Snow was fun to play with. That was a surprise.  With sunshine all the way!

Turkey…. fly?

Peak # 5 Hiked Stonewall Peak with friends in the morning before hiking Cuyamaca by myself at noon. With the road/trail closure I used Los…

Mud and snow!

Saw woodpeckers, probably 40 wild turkeys, and 2 deer. Trail was ok for plain nike tennis shoes until Azalea Fire Road, then was covered in…

Cuyamaca Peak mud/snow/dirt

We took the Paved road up due to the fact we were hiking with dogs which are allowed, but only on the fire-road trial.  Azelea…

Cold cold Cuyamaca

Very cold and windy and Foggy at the top of the peak not visible for good pictures hike from azalea loop and back down the…

Cuyamaca Peak

Azalea loop down through the service road. The fog was so thick it covered what I know to be a gorgeous view. Very cold and…

#4 ✅ SPOP CUYAMACA PEAK

Perfect weather on the trail today. Construction continues on the road up/down  but fortunately the workers allowed us to pass. We were delighted to see…

Cuyamaca Peak

We did a 2fer today Stonewall Peak and Cuyamaca Peak. The weather was absolutely perfect! Some snow patches at the summit of Cuyamaca.

2nd highest peak in SD

Supposedly this trail is closed for construction. Since we did not know this and drove all the way there, we decided to go anyway. Construction…

Cuyamaca Peak

Trail closed. Small patches of snow on side. Windy and chilly weather. First timer

Cuyamaca

Hiked long way around and closed off last .2 miles for constructions

Stonewalled on Cuyamaca

“What is to give light must endure burning” – Unknown. Stonewall & Cuyamaca Peaks doublebagged today, thus accomplishing Peak # 2 of the SoCal #sixpackofpeaks. Total…

Double day

Muddy trail…slip n slide at times. Yes, the peak is closed but you can get .4 miles feom the peak on the weekends.  Work crews…

Cuyamaca Peak

A very nice trail on the way up had some snow and ice. Going down the ice meltdown and converted into mud, lots of mud…

Lucky #2 – Cuyamaca Peak

**Late Log** Lucky #2 I had done Stone Wall back in Nov before I had even read anything about the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge.…

What the hike!

Hike 4 started in 30° around 7am wicked cold🥶 this hike was hard especially with the patches of slick snow on the trails but we…

Are we there yet

When life gives you mountains, put those boots and start hiking. Even you have to drive two hours to get there and your hiking friend…

Cuyamaca Peak

It’s quite a drive to San Diego’s second highest peak but an adventurous day with friends. Very chilly morning when we started at 7:30am 30+…

Cuyamaca Peak

This peak has been closed due to some construction work but luckily the workers allowed us to pass through and we were able to submit…

Cuyamaca Peak

All trails to the top are closed; we hiked until we ran into construction workers who graciously let us pass. Looks like they’re installing an…

Cuyacama

The rangers told us trail was closed due to construction on the trail they let you walk by if you flag them down

Cayamaca Sweet Talk to Summit

In starting the 2020 sixpack challenge, I knew I wanted to see some of the new San Diego Peaks.  I invited a few friends and…