Cleveland National Forest

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Stonewall Mine: San Diego’s Forgotten Relic

Stonewall Mine: San Diego’s Forgotten Relic

Miles: 0.7 Time: 20 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 75 ft Max Elevation: 4640 ft Type of Trail: Loop Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 20 cars Dogs: Not Allowed Restrooms: Available At The Trailhead Trail Popularity: Moderate  Pics Taken On: Jul 25, 2023...

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Ortega Falls: 2 Cascades Off Of Hwy 74

Ortega Falls: 2 Cascades Off Of Hwy 74

Miles: 0.2 Time: 25 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 67 ft Max Elevation: 2198 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Turnout, Fits 20+ cars Dogs: Allowed on a leash Restrooms: Not Available Excluding the plethora of graffiti, Ortega...

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Holy Jim Falls: Plus Rarely Seen 2nd Larger Falls

Holy Jim Falls: Plus Rarely Seen 2nd Larger Falls

Miles: 3 Time: 1 Hour Difficulty: Easy Season: Late Spring Elevation Gain: 617 ft Max Elevation: 2352 ft Trail Type: Out & Back Parking Lot: Dirt Lot, Fits ≈ 20 Cars Restrooms? 1 Porta Potty Available Dogs Allowed? Yes, on a leash What can possibly be better than...

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Tin Mine Canyon Trail: Corona’s Forgotten Past

Tin Mine Canyon Trail: Corona’s Forgotten Past

Distance  4.38 Miles Time 2.5 Hrs Difficulty  Easy Season All Year Elevation Gain 705 Ft Dogs allowed on a leash Out & Back Trail Restrooms Not Available Deep in the Corona woods, an abandoned mine lays waiting to be explored. Tell me this doesn't get your heart...

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Cedar Creek Falls: SoCal’s Most Beautiful Waterfall

Cedar Creek Falls: SoCal’s Most Beautiful Waterfall

Miles: 5.5 Time: 3 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 1026 ft Max Elevation: 1836 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits 15+ cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Available At The Parking Lot Trail Popularity: Very High Pics...

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Cuyamaca Peak: 2nd Highest Peak In SD County

Cuyamaca Peak: 2nd Highest Peak In SD County

Total Miles: 7.24 Time: 4 Hrs Difficulty: Moderate - Hard Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain:1815 ft Max Elevation: 6463 ft Type of Trail: Loop Parking Lot: Available At The Campground Dogs: Not Allowed On Trail Restrooms: Available At The Campground Trail...

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Bell View Trail to Flag Summit: OC Hike To Amazing Views

Bell View Trail to Flag Summit: OC Hike To Amazing Views

Distance  3.39 MilesTime ~1.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateBest Time to Visit Oct - Early JuneElevation Gain 1245 FtMy experience at Bell View Trail was one of peace and solitude. We only encountered two groups of people, granted it was during the week. Although it's not a...

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Kitchen Creek Falls: Swimming Pools & Hidden Falls

Kitchen Creek Falls: Swimming Pools & Hidden Falls

Total Miles: 4.84 Time: 2 Hrs Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 956 ft Max Elevation: 3794 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 10 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: High Pics Taken On: May...

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Three Sisters Falls Trail: #1 Waterfall in San Diego

Three Sisters Falls Trail: #1 Waterfall in San Diego

Total Miles: 3.39 Time: 2.5 hrs Difficulty: Moderate - Hard Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 1069 ft Max Elevation: 2936 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits 40+ cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Available At The Parking Lot Trail...

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Stonewall Peak: Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Stonewall Peak: Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Distance  3.9 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 830 FtStonewall Peak is a 3.9 mile, roundtrip, hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park near Julian, California. It has a total elevation of 5,730 feet, with an elevation gain of 830 feet, and takes...

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