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Location: San Diego County, about 13 miles south of Julian, 160 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: Cuyamaca Peak, Stonewall Peak
- Distance: 8 miles round trip on road and trail
- Gain: 1000'
- Time: 3-4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
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 2.7 miles to the entrance to Paso Picacho Park on the right.
- Continue 5.6 miles further (mile marker 4) to a gated dirt road on
the left side. Park on the left just before this road.
- The drive is longer, but generally quicker by taking SR 79 north from
I-8 via San Diego.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (4020'), pass the gate and hike up the road,
passing the trail mentioned in Route 1, about 2 1/2 miles to a saddle
where there is a junction at 4870' with a post reading "Oakzanita
- Turn right (west) and continue about 1/4 mile where you
keep right at a fork.
- Follow the road about 1/2 mile farther down into
a shallow valley. The peak is visible off to the right.
- Continue on the
road to where it ends on the ridge coming down south from the peak.
right and follow a use trail up to the summit.