- Spreading over 24,677 acres of land, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park features meadows, mountains and oak woodlands. More than half of the park is classified as "wilderness," meaning all vehicles, even bicycles, are prohibited. There are more than 100 miles of riding and hiking trails, including the Cuyamaca Peak Trail which climbs to the 6,512-foot summit with a spectacular view of the Pacific, Colorado Desert, Mexico, and the Salton Sea. The park has exhibits about Native Americans, gold mining and natural history. Fishing is seasonal.
Recreation in this park include hiking and horseback riding, however, because of its "wilderness" designation vehicles, even bicycles, are prohibited.
This park is located east of San Diego, on Highway 79, five miles north of Interstate 8.
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