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Scenic mountain range east of San Diego.
Julian, CA
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Such views! It's sad to see the wildfire damage but it's also hauntingly beautiful!!! I was so impressed!

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Chose to drive through mountains rather along coast. Loved the journey . A wonderful detour. Gave us a taste of the beautiful Californian countryside.

Thank Stubbyfolks
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Hike, Drive, camp....just see the area. Unwind while you wind around the road towards Julian. You can't go wrong.

Thank Umbear
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We headed to Cuyamaca Mountains mainly for hiking and we found plenty of opportunities and great trails. Cuyamaca mountains encompass large area including some wilderness. For everage hiker recommend stopping at the Visitor center. The easiest area to hike is Cuyamaca Rancho state Park. Lots...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Great views of the mountains on the drive to Julian. Pull into the scenic overlook by the wooden cross for a great view.

Thank dnrdavies
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We drove through the area looking for future horseback riding trails and a place to camp. Lots of opportunities and a beautiful area.

Thank M269YTsusant
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Just about a 45 Minute Drive out of Downtown San Diego the Cuyamaca Mountains is an easy getaway! The scenic drives and the lake Cuyamaca offers so much to see. Stop by Near by Julian and drive down to the Anza Borrego Desert too!

1  Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Quiet and beautiful Lake for fishing or a picnic. Beautiful scenery and a bike trail that circles the lake. Good hiking also. There is a restaurant (you can buy fishing permit and bail there also.)

Thank pcpat55
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Hiked Cuyamaca Peak yesterday. It is the second highest peak in San Diego county 6500+ ft. The area is still recovering from a devastating fire in 2003 but it is nice to see the new growth. The trailhead is located in Paso Picacho Park. You...More

1  Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 18 January 2016

It was a wonderful drive through the mountains. Much snow still on the ground and families making snowmen.

Thank TravelRoadWarriors
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Robert F
19 October 2017|
Response from Umbear | Reviewed this property |
It is very winding, but no scary drop off like shoulders.