Reach New Heights at Cuyamaca Peak

Elevated hiking trail, breathtaking views, and the second highest peak in San Diego!

Hike to elevated heights along the Cuyamaca trail here in San Diego. This 12.4 km loop trail is the penthouse of San Diego; being the second highest peak in the city!  With a paved entrance to the mountains and gorgeous and sweeping San Diego views, it's literally no wonder this outdoor adventure is ranked at the top. Start at the south Azalea Glen Loop and admire the dense and beautiful forest hikes associated with that park. Admire the wildlife and nature around you. Follow the oak trees along the Conejos Trail until you reach the beautifully fire paved road that leads to the top of Cuyamaca Peak. The breathtaking views and serenity you experience  at the top is what truly makes this hike one to remember! 

Perfect For

  • Cuyamaca Peak hiking trail

  • Hiking date

  • Group hiking adventure

  • Personal hiking adventure

  • Cuyamaca Mountains

Tik Tok Videos


An amazing day hike that will humble you to the core. @alltrails said the Cuyamaca Peak via Azalea Glen loop combined with the Paso Picaco to Arroyo Secco primitive camp in was a 12 mile route. We ended up doing 15 miles with 3,000ft of elevation gain. #fyp #getoutthere #adventure #travel #treadlightly #gregorybackpacks #hike #hiketok

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Packing List

  • hiking shoes
  • water
  • layers of clothing
  • sunscreen
  • first aid kit
  • backpack
  • light snacks
  • camera for spectacular pictures 
  • trekking poles 



  1. Arrive to trail early
  2. Start hike on south Azalea Glen Loop
  3. Connect with the forests and nature around you
  4. Take loop Trail to Azalea Fire Road
  5. Take pictures in the oak trees
  6. Follow the Conejos Trail to the ridgeback of the Cuyamaca
  7. Watch the oak trees transform into a granite and rock trail 
  8. The trail will merge with a paved road from the top of Cuyamaca Peak
  9. Relish in the spectacular and breathtaking views!

Google Reviews

Cuyamaca Peak72 reviews
Steven Mejia
8 months ago
LC 444
a year ago
David Myer
5 months ago
Mr. Solo Yolo
2 years ago
2 years ago

Q & A

Pups will need to be left at home- dogs aren't allowed on this trail.