Stonewall Mine / Lake Cuyamaca Hike

EASY 27 reviews

Stonewall Mine / Lake Cuyamaca Hike is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
5 months ago

it was a really nice and easy hike! it is absolutely gorgeous and is mostly covered by shade and a nice breeze! the only thing is the trail is very thin in most spots and is quite overgrown around it. so if you were are wearing shorts, plants will constantly be brushing against your legs, but i would say it is totally worth because of the view!!

6 months ago

Nice easy going trail. But don't follow the route indicated on the map after the old mine. The trail has disappeared and it's very difficult to walk across dead trees. Follow the route indicated on the sign when you leave the old mine ( just next to the parking) and you will join the loop and return to the start.

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

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!

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Great with small children, especially along the shore.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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).

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