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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

12551 Highway 79, Descanso, CA 91916-9731
+1 760-765-0755
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Horse camping

Stayed at Los Vaqueros group camp. Clean, nice facilities, and beautiful riding. Can't wait to go... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Debbie H
via mobile
Such a beautiful and dynamic park

You can easily spend a day here, if not a few. There is so much to see. We stuck to the trails and... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Sheldon P
Port Macquarie, Australia
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This park's beautiful pine and oak forests, meadows and streams are unusual in this part of the country.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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12551 Highway 79, Descanso, CA 91916-9731
+1 760-765-0755
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Los Vaqueros group camp. Clean, nice facilities, and beautiful riding. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 19 August 2017

You can easily spend a day here, if not a few. There is so much to see. We stuck to the trails and hiked all around for a few hours, and only hunger and a lack of planning cut our trip shorter than we would...More

Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We came here to hike with our dog. No dogs anywhere in this state park, horses and anything else but no dogs period, disgraceful

2  Thank Alan and Pat P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Part of me does not want to do this review because I want this cabin all to myself. We stayed in the Cedar cabin, which is fully handicap accessible. Inside the cabin is sleeping for 5 on the bunk beds built into the wall. There...More

1  Thank Shawnna R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We take our horses here for a week of camping in the fall and spring for the last 8 years. We love the trails here. Multiple choices in many directions and distance. Helps if horses are shod or wearing boots as you will encounter rocks...More

Thank suerider2017
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Distance round trip: ~ 6 miles Time: ~ 3 hours Difficulty: Easy. Paved trail. Constant incline. Not a lot of shade. We took the paved emergency vehicle trail up to the top of Cuyamaca Peak. It's the only trail that allows puppies, so it was...More

1  Thank Cecilia S
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Take a day or two to enjoy this Southern California gem hidden in Highway 79 in the county of San Diego. Tent, RV, Trailer or Cabin stay. Enjoy Fishing and Boating at Lake Cuyamaca, as well as Birding, Hiking or just hang out with friends...More

Thank Gentry S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the paso picharo campground with our little puppy (site 72!) and we were able to hop right on the Lookout Fire road all the way to the top.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We first stopped in the visitor center. good map with all needed information is available. We drove through the park admiring the beautiful scenery. We stopped at the parking lot and campground by the route 79 -Paso Picacho. We paid a fee of $10 for...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting our son and his family in San Diego county. When we visit them we always take at least one day to ourselves to do something We want to do. This trip we went to this park and Julian. They...More

Thank Charlotte H
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13 July 2017|
Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
Everybody hesitates to say "yes" only because there is the specification imposed. Practically I cannot see how 1/2' 15 cm would make a difference or be noticable. Try.