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Cuyamaca Mountains, Julian

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The Cuyamaca Mountains, locally the Cuyamacas, are a mountain range of the Peninsular Ranges System, in San Diego County, southern California. The mountain range runs roughly northwest to southeast. The Laguna Mountains are to the east.GeographyThe range's highest peaks are Cuyamaca Peak at 6512ft, and Stonewall Peak at 5700ft. The San Diego River and the Sweetwater River both have headwaters in the Cuyamacas. The Cuyamaca Reservoir lies adjacent to the east side of the range.Mountains are primarily protected within the Cleveland National Forest. Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, with California oak woodlands habitat, is located in the range.The former mining town of Julian is in the northern section, and the towns of Descanso, Pine Valley and Guatay is in the southern.Interstate 8 passes through the southern part of the Cuyamaca Mountains. California State Route 79, known as the Cuyamaca Highway, runs north–south along the eastern part of the mountains.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Hike, Drive, camp....just see the area. Unwind while you wind around the road towards Julian. You can't go wrong.  more »
  • April 24, 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 ...  more »
  • July 16, 2016
    Great views of the mountains on the drive to Julian. Pull into the scenic overlook by the wooden cross for a great view.  more »

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