Distance: 7.2 miles | Hiking time: 4-5 hours | More trail info. Most of the trails I’ve hit recently, including Middle Peak, Pine Mountain, Lawson and Gaskill
Distance: 4 miles | Hiking time: 2.5 hours | Difficulty: 5/10
Stonewall Peak sits just outside Paso Picacho Campground in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The trail to the summit is a well maintained series of switchbacks that gradually ascends the western face of the mountain. This is a quick, relatively easy hike with outstanding views that stretch north as far as the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains.
Distance: 11 miles | Hiking time: 5-6 hours | Difficulty: 8/10
Frequently described as being, “the toughest hiking trail in San Diego,” El Cajon Mountain hiking trail is well-known for its relentless elevation changes and remarkable 360 degree views from the summit. Also known as “El Capitan” or simply “El Cap,” El Cajon Mountain is a beast of a hike that challenges your will and tempts your spirit.
Distance: 4.5 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | More info. Lawson Peak is the type of hike you do for the challenge, not simply
Distance: 11 miles | Hiking time: 5-6 hours | More info. Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding hike near San Diego? Look no