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Fall on Cuyamaca

A nice fall hike up to Cuyamaca Peak. Along the way, we summited Airplane Ridge and Japacha Peaks. Some nice fall foliage, as well as…

Cuyamaca Peak

Great solo hike on a Monday. There was snow on the ground from the previous storm that had not melted yet and along the trail…

Cuyamaca Rebel Yell

Beautiful hike to the summit of the 2nd tallest peak in San Diego.  The view of the top was amazing, and it was fun to…

Cuyamaca Peak

Cold and windy at top. More snow than expected at the higher elevations

Cuyamaca in the Snow

Fire Road trail remains officially closed but not sure why. Paved road all the way to the top with the upper section mostly covered in…

Cuyamaca Peak

Started at the Azalea Glen Loop trail to Azalea Springs Fire Road to the Lookout Fireroad.  We went this way because we were told the…

Snow in San Diego

Great day and a great hike. Very enjoyable and very recommend. Very easy, asphalt road to the summit. Be careful of the snow at a…

Don’t Shake the Eagle’s Nest

This will be my last trail of the entire challenge since Gorgonio is closed therefore I didn’t complete the challenge. What a bummer year but…

Blown Away by Cuyamaca

Traveled 2 hours to the trailhead, but it was worth it! Took the Azalea Glen loop . Saw a few deer at the start. Nice…

Reforestation

I hiked this with my grandson, nice to see the forest coming back from the 2003 fires. The main road leading to peak was closed…

Cuyamaca Peak

It rained a little the day before and into the morning, so by the time I started my dawn hike everything was nice, clean and…

Horizontal Rain on Cuyamaca Peak

On the day of this hike the trail was open, but I’ve since heard it’s closed again. Call the ranger at Paso Picacho Campground to…

Wet and Cold on Cuyamaca

This was a solo hike, up the Azalea Glen Trail to the Lookout Fore Road to the summit, then back down via the Lookout Fire…

Cuyamaca Peak ✅

What an awesome hike! Started at Paso Picacho and took portions of multiple trails up to the peak including Azalea Glen, Conejos, and finally the…

First one for a while

Great hike.  Lovely views.  Some confusion around summit being open.  Danger advised it was.  But, have since heard that was not correct.

Cuyamaca

Did this counter clock wise and got beautiful views. On the way down you’ll get a new paved road, a little hard on the knees…

All to our selves

Awesome hike to Cuyamaca Peak solitude on the trail up, no current construction at the top. Last stretch is paved service road. Took service road…

Let’s go Cuyamaca!

This was my first hike all on pavement, so I was expecting it to not be as exciting as a dirt trail. However, I quickly…

Hike #3 – CUYAMACA

We drove down to San Diego on Friday night so we could wake up early to start the hike. The drive to the campground where…

Cuyamaca Peak

Nice solo hike to Cuyamaca Peak, meeting new friends @rmanpower, @turtlehiker804 and her group of friends od Girls on a Hike San Diego. I start…

Hot Rocks

Hot and rocky imb but it was beautiful and well worth it.  Great views.

a wonderful day

Normally there is three of us that hike together, because of the long drive, one could not make it. It would had been a lot…

Cuyamaca Peak my Fifth Peak

Started my hike at 7am and was done at 12.  Having a restroom to freshen up after the hike is an absolute luxury! There were…

Red!

Nice quick hike. Read reviews to start counterclockwise but we didn’t and am glad. It was 88 today and coming down the longer shaded area…

Cuyamaca

Most of the hike to the peak was shady with a nice breeze. It was absolutely beautiful, the greenery, the natural smells, the sounds of…

Cuyamaca Jubilous

Encountered a mountain lion! Awesome hike, great weather, beautiful views! My 6th Peak!

Cuyamaca!

Great trail conditions but wish there was more shade! The air quality in San Diego was notably better than LA.. made for great visibility at…

Hot feet, bugs and sweaty head

Hitting black top all they way to peak, if you stop, turn around the views are beautiful. You climb all the way, up up up…

Cuyamaca – 13 of 18

Cuyamaca in the early morning and Volcan in the late morning. Fire Road to the peak and Azalea Glenn Loop back down. Met legacy hikers…

¡Ay, caramba, Cuyamaca!

Having just completed El Cajon this past Wednesday, my friends and I took yet another hiking trip down to San Diego in hopes of summiting…

Cuyamaca

Great morning hike with Joe. Joined Cece and Meredith along the trail. Met a SPOP challenger Krista, on the trail.

Cuyamaca

Azalea Glen trail to Cuyamaca, recommend this route over the paved road to the top. The road to the summit was not closed, and we…

Cuyamaca

Great hike on a perfect day…..air quality was perfect compared to where I live. There is no shade once you leave the campground, but thankfully…

Cayamuca Peak

We started this hike about 7:30 and hiked it counter clockwise. It was a beautiful trail and very gradual. It did not feel like we…

Cuyamaca Peak

Great early morning hike. So happy when went counter clock wise to start. Did not care for the paved trail down.

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…

Belated Mother’s Day Hike

I took my mom out on this hike as a Belated Mother’s Day trip. We stayed in Julian and had a great time. The hike…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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 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.

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.

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…

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…

Day Dreaming

Recommend this as a family hike during the spring. Wonderful hills, clearly marker, and great breeze.

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 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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…