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Stonewall Peak Trail

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super well marked and maintained trail

The path is partly steep but not an issue with good shoes. And the peak itself reveals a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Wurselen, Germany
Very pleasant hike with amazing views.

What a pleasurable hike! Every step of the way to the peak of Stonewall there is a breath taking... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
New Jersey
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9 Jul 2018
“super well marked and maintained trail”
7 Apr 2017
“Very pleasant hike with amazing views.”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 79, Descanso, CA
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The path is partly steep but not an issue with good shoes. And the peak itself reveals a magnificent view which pays you pack for all the effort invested.

Thank matwen2016
Reviewed 8 April 2017

What a pleasurable hike! Every step of the way to the peak of Stonewall there is a breath taking view. You can park at the campground of the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park across the road from the beginning of the trail. The cost is $10....More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Stonewall peak is a nice hike but not for the unprepared or unfit. It's about four and a half miles there and back and nearly 900 feet of elevation gain to get to the top. If your up for it though the view from the...More

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Stonewall peak is a fairly easy to moderate difficulty trail. Be careful of rattlesnakes on the trail. Always amazes me that people hike with two earbuds in on hikes. You need to be aware of your surroundings. End rant. Great panoramic views and generally windy...More

Thank cmingstad
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We hiked this trail after overhearing some people talking in a shop. It's a very well-marked trail, with lots of switchbacks to make it easier. The views are wonderful. The top has steps up to an overlook with information about what you're looking at. It...More

Thank judetravelr
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Nice hike if you are looking for an easy climb. It is ~2 miles each way. First 1/2 mile is fairly straight with mild elevation gains. Switchbacks are from 1/2 mile to the final 100feet. Final piece is all granite. There is a stair rail...More

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Our family has enjoyed this hike many times. Whether you like this switchback trail in the daytime or nighttime you will not be disappointed. This is a fun hike to do with all ages of children or with a group of friends. Takes between 2-2...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Relatively easy to moderate trail just east of Julian and Lake Cuyamaca. 2 miles of switchbacks rewards you with an incredible 360 degree view.

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Liked the whole path. It is a moderate trail with great views. The 4 miles round trip took around 2-3 hrs. The view from the peak was really beautiful.

Thank padmanava2015
Reviewed 27 March 2015

There are 2 mountain hikes in the Rancho Cuyamaca State Park: Cuyamaca and Stonewall Peak. They are both good, but Stonewall Peak is the one I'd return to. From downtown, drive an hour to the mountains outside San Diego, about 45 minutes on I-8 East...More

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