Join the Hiking Ministry family from the Rock Church as we hike to beautiful Stonewall Peak in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park on Leap Day. 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. This is one of the most accessible peaks in San Diego County. Hope to see you all there!
We will travel to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and start our adventure at the Pasa Picacho Campground. We'll cross SR-79 and begin the climb to Stonewall Peak. After the first semi-difficult hill, the switchbacks are moderate until we reach the final approach, in which we will climb the stairs to reach the peak.
More info on the hike can be found here.
See a map of the park here.
Parking at Casa Picacho Campground costs $10, so consider carpooling to save money on parking.
"From the rising of the sun to it's going down The Lord's name is to be praised." - Psalms 113:3 NKJV
Meet at the Day Use Parking area at 8:45 a.m.
Hike starts at 9 a.m.
Carpool is available for this hike:
Park and Ride Lot adjacent to Red Lobster at 8703 Murray Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942
Meet at 7:30 a.m.
If you wish to join the carpool, please contact Vinnie Freeman at [email protected]
Difficulty: Moderate, one semi-difficult hill, lots of switchbacks
Highlight: Beautiful views at the top
Distance: 4.5 miles (Round trip)
Elevation Gain: 840'
Hiking Time: approximately 2.5 hours
Dogs are not allowed.
This hike may be difficult for young children
Weather: Hike will be canceled if it rains.
Paso Picacho Campground
Stonewall Peak Trailhead
XC5C+V9 Julian, California
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Take I-8 East to the exit 40, CA-79 N/Japatul Valley Road. Turn left and follow SR-79 north (towards Julian). After 2.7 miles, there is a sharp left to stay on SR-79 – make sure not to miss this turn (follow signs for SR-79 and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park). Continue on SR-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.
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]