Trail

Stonewall Peak

Julian, CA
Length: 3.40 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Stonewall Peak is a 3.4 mile moderate hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. This hike is best for baby/kid carrying but strong older hikes can make the hike too.

The trail starts right across Highway 79 from Paso Picacho Campground. Once you go straight through an immediate three way fork, the trail is pretty straight forward. It starts as a fire road and then eventually turns into single track. The elevation gain is continuous until you reach the top. There are stairs at the very top of the Peak (pictures included) which some people don’t feel comfortable climbing with kids. If you choose not to climb them, that’s okay! There are still spectacular views and great rocks to sit on and rest right before the stairs. Once you are ready to head home, go back the way you came up.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 814 ft.
Stroller friendly No
Stroller terrain No Wheels
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Stonewall Peak is great moderate climb with breathtaking views from the top.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $10.00

Park in Paso Picacho Campground’s day use area, which is $10.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Hike it Baby member since spring 2016. Current HiB Asheville NC Branch Ambassador. Past HiB San Diego CA and Orange County CA Branch Ambassador, and past National Team volunteer for Community Values, HiB30 Challenge Prizes, Mentor, and Ambassador Continued Education teams.