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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FULL MOON HIKE
August 16th at 8:00 PM!
every Saturday at 9:00 AM
(To Be Updated and Available Again Soon)
Please contact the park for current trail conditions and restrictions 760-765-3020. Maps are also available at the Park gift shop.
:: To be updated again soon
Los CABALLOS CAMPGROUND & PROJECT INFORMATION
Trail Maintenance Unit is looking for youth groups to work on trails in the park. If you know of an enthusiastic, energetic youth group that would be interested in helping out on trails, please contact Michael Curtis at email@example.com for details, paperwork and dates.
TRAIL MAINTENANCE WEEKENDS
:: Photo by Jamie Gassert
:: Updated January 9, 2005
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or fauna in the
then check the parks Photo Gallery periodically for new pictures!
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out the NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS column for announcements and details on upcoming
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is located approximately 50 Miles
east of the city of
Since the fires
that came through the park in the fall of 2003, the park has recovered
beautifully. Through the diligent efforts of Park volunteers and staff, the
park is open for camping, hiking, horseback riding, and biking. The
rebuilding, recovery, and restoration of park facilities continue daily. We
invite you to come and enjoy the park. The meadows are beautiful and still
abundant with wildflowers and native
grasses. The mighty oaks are thriving
and pine seedlings are flourishing. The post-fire recovery is an opportunity
to see, first-hand, the wonders of the natural cycle of fire and re-growth in
The following provides some general information about the park and its accommodations for our visitors. Prior to your visit, you may wish to contact the park for the most current conditions, restrictions, and availability of trails and campgrounds.
About the Park
Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding
There are over 100 miles of trails which accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The most popular hikes start from the Paso Picacho camp, including the 2 mile hike up Stonewall Peak (elevation 5,700), and the 3.5 mile hike up Cuyamaca Peak (elevation 6,512), both which offer breathtaking views of the deserts to the east, the coast to the west, and Lake Cuyamaca at the bottom.
The two family camps, Paso Picacho and
Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. Restrooms with flush toilets and pay showers are in the campground. Water faucets are located every few campsites. There are no hookups. Each campground has a dump station. Firewood may be purchased at the camps.
Campsites are $20 per night May 15 through
September 15, and $15 the rest of the season.
Reservations are necessary for weekends April through October. The camping fee includes one motorized
vehicle. Extra vehicles are $6 per
night. There is a limit of 8 persons
per campsite. Dogs are allowed but are
restricted to the campgrounds, picnic areas, and paved roads and
Day Use and Picnic Areas
Day use visitors may use the picnic areas provided at the campgrounds for $6 per vehicle. The receipt is good for the entire park for the day. The picnic areas offer tables, restrooms, and barbeques. Visitors may also park in legal turnouts along the highway and hike for free. Fire is not allowed anywhere except in the developed picnic areas and campgrounds.
If you would like to help restore, rebuild, repair, and
maintain this unique and beautiful
You may call the park for the most up to date information at 760-765-3020.
:: Photo in this article by Laura Itogawa.
Hual-Cu-Cuish Equestrian Staging Area
CRSPIA and CEA (Cuyamaca Equestrian Association) have been working with the State Parks to reopen an equestrian staging area in the North end of our Park. We are happy to announce that the old Boy Scout Camp, called Hual-Cu-Cuish, is currently designated as a temporary staging area for equestrians and is now open. More