Stonewall Mine / Lake Cuyamaca Hike is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, CA that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
We've hiked this trail this Saturday, September 24. It was a nice day for our group. Some of us are physically challenged, so we took our time. Started from the parking right off 79, and headed towards the "little island". We've walked around the island, and headed towards southeast for another loop. After getting back to the first point before the little island, we've gone back to the parking. Some of us spotted turkeys, and it was very pleasant trail overall.
We did this hike yesterday with my 4 year old daughter. It was a nice semi-shady hike and not tons of people. We saw turkey, a bald eagle and plenty of squirrels. We tried to follow the loop shown but there really isn't a path for the last half of the loop. We will definitely be back out here again!
Great with small children, especially along the shore.
We wanted a mellow day ( recovering from El Capitan!!). This was an easy, really beautiful walk... Deer, wild turkeys and Hawks, gorgeous wild-flowers.... Recommend pants if you go off the trail ( low brush, lots of burrs).