Here. As of the date of this post, there is an $8 cost for day parking at this location. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead to hike to Stonewall Peak.
Cleveland National Forest, the Salton Sea, and the greater Southern California area. This is one of the most popular hikes in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, which means you will likely see other hikers on the trail up to Stonewall Peak.
2003 Cedar Creek Fire that ravaged Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. You will see a couple of areas near the start of the trail where reforestation has begun to take place both naturally and by reforestation efforts. Due to the fire there is limited shade in portions of the trail so make sure to bring a hat, wear sunscreen, and have plenty of water if you go hiking on a warm day. Additionally, in the winter time it is common for this area to receive snow, so make sure you are prepared for a hike in snow and/or ice if you do this hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park after a Southern California Winter Storm.
Stonewall Mine during our short visit as well as had the opportunity to see a bobcat. For pictures of the wildlife we saw click Here. This truly is a great place to observe Southern California wildlife. It is worth bringing a spotting scope to this location if you have one.
Rating: Elevation Gain: 850 ft. (Easy - Moderate), Distance: 4 Miles Roundtrip (Easy - Moderate).
Time to Complete Hike: 2 - 2.5 hours.
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