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Location: San Diego County, about 9 miles south of Julian, 155 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||San Diego County|
|Forest Service||Cleveland National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Cuyamaca Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Middle Peak, Stonewall Peak, Oakzanita Peak
- Distance: 6 miles round trip on road
- Gain: 1600'
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
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 2.7 miles to the entrance to Paso Picacho Park on the
right. Park in the day use parking lot. There is a day use fee for the
park. Parking along the highway is not permitted near the park.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4870'), hike southwest up the campground road to a
point between campsites 25 and 26 where a trail starts.
- Follow this trail
a short distance to where it meets a paved road.
- Turn right (west) on this
road and follow it up to the summit.