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Horse country, the back country of San Diego County. Beautiful mountain foothills, oaks, wild grasses, big squirrels, snow sometimes, & seasonal streams. This residential community is on the way to Julian, the apple pie capital of SoCal. Yipee!
Cleveland National Forest Map
Cleveland National Forest Map
San Diego Backcountry Map
San Diego Backcountry Map
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Baja Norte Map
Pine Creek/Hauser Wilderness
Pine Creek/Hauser Wilderness
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
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Baja Sur Map
elevation: 3395' population: 2,000 zip code: 91916


mountain foothills town with oaks & meadows

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San Diego County
East of San Diego
off Interstate 8



  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Cedar Creek Falls
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Green Valley Falls
  • Mountain Biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Cleveland National Forest
  • El Capitan Reservoir
  • Lake Cuyamaca
  • Rancho Cuyamaca State Park
  • descanso campgrounds

    Cuyamaca Campground
    Laguna Mountains Campsites
    Cleveland Boulder Oaks Equestrian
    Agua Dulce Group Camps
    Burnt Rancheria Campground
    Falcon Group Camp

    tent camping

    Small residential town in the San Diego backcountry. Ranches & farms line the oak countryside roads. Cabins, camping & creeks nearby.

    nearby towns:
    Mount Laguna
    Pine Valley
    local links:

    Place of Rest Mountain WebCam
    Noble Canyon Trail
    Descanso Wall - Climbing San Diego

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