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Location: San Diego County, about 8 miles south of Julian, 150 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||San Diego County|
|Forest Service||Cleveland National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Cuyamaca Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Cuyamaca Peak, Stonewall Peak, Oakzanita Peak
- Distance: 5 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 1200'
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, January 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-5 south to SR 78 in San Diego County.
- Go east on SR 78 through Escondido to the junction with SR 79 just
past the town of Julian. Turn right (south) on SR 79.
- Go south on SR 79 for 9 miles to the Cuyamaca Dam.
- Continue 0.1 mile to a gravel turnout on the right with log gates at
either end. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4600'), hike up an asphalt road which goes
south. Ignore a road that goes off to the right.
- At about 0.1 mile you will come to a locked gate with stone pillars.
Pass the gate and continue up the
road passing a stone foundation and on to a road junction at 5600'.
the left fork and go a few hundred feet to another fork.
- Leave the road
here and hike cross-country west up the ridge to the summit.