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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 and cross-country
- Gain: 1600'
- Time: 4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, January 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- 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 1.1 miles to a road on the right side (west) with a sign "Camp
Hual-Cu-Cuish". Park on the left (east) side of the highway.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (4670'), cross the highway and hike west up the
dirt road to a fork.
- Keep right at this fork and pass a gate and continue
on to another fork with a barrier on the right fork.
- Keep straight and
follow this road (signed "Middle Pk. Fire Road") to a saddle
where five roads come together.
- The road going south is marked by a post
reading "Azalea Spring". Follow this road about 1/4 mile to a
junction with the Conejos Trail on the right, with a post reading "Cuyamaca
- Follow this trail to a paved road. This is the road
described in Route 1.
- Turn right and follow it to the summit.