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Location: San Diego County, about 9 miles south of Julian, 155 miles from Los Angeles
- Auto Club: San Diego County
- Forest Service: Cleveland National Forest
- USGS Topo: Cuyamaca Peak 7½
explanation of usage
Nearby Peaks: Middle Peak, Cuyamaca Peak
Printable version of this route
- Distance: 4 miles round trip on trail
- Gain: 900'
- Time: 2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, January 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-5 south to SR 78 in San Diego County.
- Go east on SR 78 through Escondido to the junction with SR 79 just
past the town of Julian. Turn right (south) on SR 79.
- Go south on SR 79 for 9 miles to the Cuyamaca Dam.
- Continue 2.7 miles to the entrance to Paso Picacho Park on the right.
Park in the day use area. There is a day use fee for the park. Parking
along the highway is not permitted near the park.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4860'), cross the highway to the beginning of the
Stonewall Peak trail. Hike up this trail to the summit.
The peak was named for a gold mine located on its northeast slope,
originally the "Stonewall Jackson Mine" founded in 1870 by
William Skidmore. Due to intense feelings after the Civil War, the name
was changed to "Stonewall Mine". It produced more than $2
million before it closed in 1892.
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