"Cuyamaca Rancho State Park provides the most varied opportunities for hiking of any spot in San Diego County. With over 150 miles of trails, through plant communities from chaparral to oak/pine woodland. There is popular Stonewall Peak hike, or secluded and tougher Oakzanita Peak, and short nature hikes in the campgrounds to 11-mile loops in the East Mesa. There are plenty of opportunities to see mule deer, wild turkeys, even bobcats if you are aware. Spring wildflowers and winter snow are reasons for year-round visits.
The park also welcomes mountain bikers and equestrians. There are opportunities for bird and wildflower viewing.
I've hiked extensively in the park for many years, and continue to find new trails all the time.
My 5/9/11 hike was cool and cloudy, and I hiked 4 different trails on a 7-mile loop. I was camping at Green Valley Campground, which I liked quite a bit. Great day in the park."
Visited on May 09, 2011