Stonewall Peak Trail

EASY 109 reviews

Stonewall Peak Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, CA that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.8 miles 848 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

over grown

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Stellar views and a variety of terrain in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Shaded oak lined trail with excellent views to the north, east & south. Want to see some of the best that Cuyamaca Rancho State Park has to offer? Hike up Stonewall Peak and enjoy the view of the surrounding park and nearby Lake Cuyamaca. The hike up the east side is a popular and relatively easy trail. The elevation gain is about 1000 feet, but doesn't seem like it with lots of switchbacks surrounded by Cuyamaca's characteristic plant and rock scenery and ever-better views. When you reach the top, climb the stairs and behold the breathtaking 360 degree view. When you get your fill, you can go back down the east side, or head down the "back" side, which heads northwest and circles back around. When there's snow, the "back" side is where it lasts the longest, and you can enjoy an easy, meandering descent. This excursion is of gentle switchbacks through canopies of black oaks, sycamores, and other coniferous trees. Great views of Anza Borrego, the Laguna Mountains, (on clear days) the Salton Sea, and 30+ miles to Palomar Mountains are the reward for all who make the ascent.

2 days ago

Beautiful Trail and Views ..rocky path. Went on a Tuesday not busy at all.

first hike. .luvd it

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12 days ago

Great hike. Pretty busy trail and a little noisy. Otherwise good shade, easy climb and fabulous view from the top. Especially after a Santa Ana wind clears things out. Recommended hike and go early to avoid some of the traffic.

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22 days ago

Wonderful hike & great shade along the way. The view at the top is worth it!

25 days ago

Was a beautiful and not too strenuous hike. Loved the view at sunset!

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1 month ago

Great, short hike. Strenuous enough so you feel like you "earned" the incredible 360 degree views at the top. Unbeatable views!!!

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1 month ago

I liked this trail a lot! I did this 11/2/16 and it had a lot of trees that has been burned years ago. Gave a spooky feel! Very sleepy hollow

1 month ago

Love! Great hike! Beautiful view. Not too steep- but you feel like it takes a little effort!

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2 months ago

wonderful hike. Definitely worth the effort to get to the top.

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2 months ago

Spectacular scenic and well maintained route. Just hike this, you will be glad you did.

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2 months ago

Hiked w my 3 and 5 year old daughters. 5 year old made it no problem. Scenic switchbacks the whole way. The top have beautiful views

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2 months ago

Excellent hiking trails for beginners and/or someone who just wants to enjoy a relaxing walk in nature.

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3 months ago

Very unique hike

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3 months ago

Quick fun hike with sweet views. Parking directly across the street from the trailhead for 8 dollars.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Easy trail with wonderful views. Parking across the street is 8 bucks good for all day.