Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - CA State Parks  - City of San Diego, (mostly beginner and intermediate, 50 trails, 98 miles)
 

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park has plenty to explore but northern part features some easier single track passing through a variety of varying landscapes. Parts of the rough traverse head through forest regenerating from the 2003 Cedar Fire, but you'll also sample the arid, near-desert landscapes with characteristic low scrubby plants and the occasional cactus.  All of the trails in this ride are multi-use, so be on the lookout for hikers, equestrians, and other trail users.  About 20 miles with a total elevation gain about 1500 feet.

Park at the Visitor Center.  There is a day rate fee.  There are bathrooms at the parking lot.  You can park along Route 79 at different spots, if you know the area well enough and how to jump onto this route. 

For those looking for longer routes, you can connect Cuyamaca over to the Cleveland National Forest to Noble Canyon and the Mount Laguna Recreation Area.

*Ebikes are NOT allowed on non motorized trails in the State Park


Resources: 
Trailforks Region overview
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Website

Updated Trail Map 2020


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