Join the Hiking ministry family from the Rock Church as we hike to beautiful Stonewall Peak in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It's always a fun time of fellowship as we enjoy the beauty of God's creation! This hike has mild switchbacks, a set of stairs to the peak, and breathtaking 360 degree views at the top. Hope to see you all there!
Paso Picacho Camground
12551 Highway 79
Descanso, CA 91916
Park and Ride Lot adjacent to Red Lobster at 8703 Murray Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942. If you are willing to help carpool others or if you have questions, please contact Vinnie at [email protected]
Carpool meets at 7:30 a.m.
Carpool leaves at 7:45 a.m.
Trailhead arrival at 8:30 a.m.
Worship (weather permitting) at 8:45 a.m.
Hike starts at 9 a.m.
Highlight: Beautiful views at the top
Distance: 4.5 miles (Round trip)
Elevation Gain/Loss: 850'/850'
Hiking Time: approximately 3 hours
Dogs are not allowed.
Weather: Hike will be canceled if it rains.
What to bring?
- Good running or hiking shoes
- Comfortable clothing, dress in layers as it may be cold when we start
- Gloves and hat or visor
- Water (at least 2L recommended)
- Cell phone
Take I-8 East to the CA-79 N/Japatul Valley Road exit. Turn left and follow 79 north (towards Julian). After 2.7 miles, there is a sharp left to stay on 79 – make sure not to miss this turn (follow signs for 79 and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park). Continue on 79 for about 9 more miles to Paso Picacho campground on the left hand side. Pay the parking fee at the kiosk and park in the Day Use parking/picnic area to the right. There is a $10 day use fee to park at Paso Picacho campground (the park rangers take cash/credit cards). We highly recommend carpooling with the group or with friends. The trailhead starts directly across the street from the Day Use parking lot entrance.