1.4 miles
275 ft
-81 ft
Avg time

Oakzanita Trail Details

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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Land Manager
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Oakzanita Peak Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Descanso, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, biking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.This is a moderate ride over easily navigated, well marked trails with an elevation gain of about 1000 feet. A sign at the trailhead warns of mountain lions. Poison oak and rattlesnakes are also possibilities.

Access Info

Distance from downtown San Diego: About 45 miles. Allow 1 hour driving time. Take I-8 toward Alpine and continue east to exit 40, signed as Hwy 79/Japatul Rd. Go north on Hwy 79 about 3 miles to Oakzanita, which is on the right. There is limited parking in a small gravel lot beside the road and no facilities or drinking water.

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More Stats for Oakzanita Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    193 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,798 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,041 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,848 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,041 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,880 ft
  • Distance down
    2,837 ft
  • Distance flat
    431 ft
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Oct 4, 2016 @ 6:11pm
Oct 4, 2016
Oakzanita Trail, descanso

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