Tag: Julian

Wooded Hill Nature Trail

Wooded Hill Nature Trail Location: Laguna Mountains, east San Diego County. From I-8, take the Sunrise Scenic Highway exit (47) and head north for 8.2 miles to Wooded Hill Rd. Turn left and drive 0.4 mile to a small turnout on the left side of the road, opposite the campground entrance. A National Forest Service…

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Kwaaymii Trail

Kwaaymii Trail Location: Laguna Mountains, east San Diego County. From I-8, take the Sunrise Scenic Highway exit (47) and head north for 9.5 miles to the Mt. Laguna Visitor Center. Turn left on Los Huercos Rd. and park in a small lot behind the building. From Julian, take Highway 79 south for 5.8 miles and…

Morteros, Kwaaymii Trail, San Diego County, CA

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Cuyamaca Peak

Cuyamaca Peak Location: Cuyamaca Mountains, eastern San Diego County.  From I-8, 40 miles east of San Diego, take Highway 79 north for 12 miles to the Paso Pacacho Campground on the left side of the road, past the fire station.   (Note the sharp left turn after 2 miles on Highway 79; follow the signs…

View of Granite and Stonewall from Cuyamaca Peak, San Diego County, CA

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Big Laguna Trail

Big Laguna Trail Location: Eastern San Diego County in the Cleveland National Forest, near the town of Mt. Laguna.  From San Diego, take I-8 to exit 47 (Sunrise Highway or County Road S1).  Head north (left) for 14.6 miles and park at the Penny Pines Trailhead on the right side of the road.  From Julian…

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Inaja Memorial Trail

Inaja Memorial Trail Location: Eastern San Diego County, a mile east of Santa Ysabel, during the stretch of overlap between Highway 78 and Highway 79.  It’s located on the south side of the road, a mile southeast of where the two roads meet, and six miles west of Julian.  From Ramona, follow Highway 78 east…

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Santa Ysabel Open Space (East)

Santa Ysabel Open Space (East) Location: North of Julian.  From Highway 78/79, take a left on Wynola Road (about 35 miles east of Escondido; 17 miles east of Ramona; about 3 miles east of Santa Ysabel) and go 3.4 miles to Farmer Road.  Turn left and drive 1.3 miles to the trailhead, on the left…

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Green Valley Falls

Green Valley Falls Location: Cuyamaca Mountains, eastern San Diego County.  From I-8, 40 miles east of San Diego, take Highway 79 north for 7 miles to the Green Valley Campground.   (Note the sharp left turn after 2 miles on Highway 79; follow the signs for Cuyamaca Rancho State Park).  From Julian, take Highway 79…

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Stonewall Peak

Stonewall Peak Location: Cuyamaca Mountains, eastern San Diego County.  From I-8, 40 miles east of San Diego, take Highway 79 north for 12 miles to the Paso Pacacho Campground on the left side of the road, past the fire station.   (Note the sharp left turn after 2 miles on Highway 79; follow the signs…

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Garnet Peak

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved.  Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability.  All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other…

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