Looking for a great trail near Jacumba, California? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cuyamaca Rancho State Park or Cuyapaipe Indian Reservation, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like In-Ko-Pah County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Jacumba ranging from 2.1 to 8.4 miles and from 1,151 to 4,543 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
8 days ago

One of my absolute favorite places to explore in the area.

great hike to the bridge. I did it in july 2018 and it was fully abandoned. since then the railway company has started to close it up. two tunnels had gates on them requiring you to use a bipass trail. you can still get to the bridge, just takes a little longer.

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rocky
washed out
1 month ago

loved this hike! I suggest taking a lot of water and start early in the morning.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Very unmarked after the border so make sure your phone is fully charged and can direct you. Some debris from migrants crossing the border. Lots of rock scrambling

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over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Would not bring a dog. Great hike for experienced hikers. Definitely not a first date hike. It was definitely challenging

I've done this trail before, and its beautiful. the first mile or so is mostly either gravel or paved (cement/asphalt) uphill, so prepare to get an initial punch in the calves. aftetwards it's a much easier hilly dirt trail, easy to follow. i had to cut it short this time due to the heavy winds. So definitely watch for that in the weather. its easy to find, right off the hwy.

This is a trail I've been wanting to do for a long time but felt intimidated by the fact that it is technically trespassing. However, I have never heard of anyone being arrested or fined for doing it so I decided to risk it. A moderately skilled mountain biker can do this trail fairly quickly. I parked off the side of Carrizo Gorge Road just beyond where it goes under I-8. I rode my bike a little further down the road and found a trail over to the train tracks near the entrance to the Anza resort. It took me about three hours to ride out to Goat Canyon and back. My first thrill of the day came about 1.5 miles in as I rounded a bend and spotted three bighorn sheep on the hillside, a ram and two ewes. The ram and one of the ewes ran up the side of the mountain and the other ewe went down towards an old boxcar that had tumbled down the gorge a long time ago. As mentioned in at least one other review the first long tunnel is closed off from the south end but there is a bypass trail around it. This trail is pretty difficult to ride because of all of the cholla cactus that grows along it. I would recommend walking most of it. About 10-15 years ago a mountain biker lost his balance and tumbled over the side of the cliff. There is video footage of his fall on youtube. It looks horrendous but he lived and was able to make it out on his own. There is another long tunnel before the Goat Canyon trestle that is still open. This was a little spooky riding through. Once you are in a little ways it is almost completely dark with strange echoing noises. However I was able to ride down the center of the tracks with just the bump, bump, bump from the railroad ties and only slight debris. Eventually you will see the light at the other end of the tunnel but it is still a long way before you actually exit it. Once out of this tunnel it wasn't much further to the big wooden trestle spanning Goat Canyon. This was really cool to finally see and a little unnerving riding over. There are wood planks and metal grating along each side of the track. Becareful because some sections look rotted and loose. As I was riding over the trestle a strong wind whipped through the canyon and made it even more unnerving. Since it is trespassing I would recommend not doing this trail at all. However, if you are so inclined I would suggest not doing it alone. This is remote and rugged country and very few people traverse it.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

All tunnels were open and free of hazards. Temps were mid-high 80's and the tunnels were 15 degrees cooler. Bring a small flashlight or headlamp for the longer tunnels. I carried 2.5 liters of water and didn't finish it, but would recommend more for inexperienced hikers. I parked in the vacant lot near the gas station and walked down the dirt path leading to the train tracks. The trail itself is impossible to lose because it follows the tracks. If there was any elevation gain, it was negligible. Easy hike, nice views and a sweet bridge. This is definitely a cool hike for when you want to mix things up a bit, as it isn't a typical 'nature' hike.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Last 1/3 is brutal on the way back. MUST have gloves and very grippy shoes as third of the trail is about rock climbing. 3L of water per person should be enough but not less. In one place rope was hung for climbing down and up and it was very helpful. If you not able to finish before the dark camp overnight, hiking this trail at night can be deadly. Took me 5 hours round trip. Would have lost the trail couple times if not had AllTrails map preloaded on my IPhone. Saved my butt big time. GPS is a must as there are several trails cross crossing there and no cell service.

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private property
2 months ago

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

No clear path at times. Scramble ramble. Loved it.

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