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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 town of San Diego mountains. This rural residential area should not b confused with Descanso Gardens -one of Los Angeles's oldest botanical gardens.
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Cleveland NF Map
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San Diego Backcountry
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Pine Creek, Hauser
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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
  • rock climbing
  • 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 Camp
    Agua Dulce Wooded Hill
    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:

    Mountain WebCams
    Noble Canyon Bike Trail
    Descanso Wall Climbing
    Rock Climbing Map
    Perkins Market
    Mount Laguna Trail Map
    San Diego County Trail Map

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