Our Top Three Day Trips Into the Cuyamaca Mountains  

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The Cuyamaca Mountain range in San Diego County is a part of the expansive Peninsula Ranges that stretch over 930 miles from Southern California to the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. These mountains offer a surprisingly distinctive landscape full of majestic oak and pine forests. Just an hour east from downtown San Diego, the Cuyamacas first rise gently but soon envelope the visitor in clear and crisp mountain air. Unlike the rest of San Diego County and all of Southern California’s coastline, where the climate is always mild, a day trip into the mountains allows one to experience the full potential of the traditional seasons.

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Lake Cuyamaca — The Scenic Reservoir

Descanso — The Ranch Experience

Images: Ger Ger Words: Tina Ger

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