Middle Peak is situated between North Peak and Cuyamaca Peak, hence its name. It is located in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. There are many existing roads and trails leading to the summit of this mountain. The final 200 feet require a fair amount of bushwhacking if you wish to reach the actual summit.
This view from the top of this mountain is unremarkable due to the amount of trees and brush. This area was devastated by the 2003 fires and is still recovering. Most of the large trees along the trail were completely burned.
From the North
-Go east on SR 78 through Escondido to the junction with SR 79 just past the town of Julian. Turn right (south) on SR 79.
-Go south on SR 79 for 9 miles to the Cuyamaca Dam.
-Continue 1.1 miles to a road on the right side (west) with a sign "Camp Hual-Cu-Cuish". Park on the left (east) side of the highway.
From the South
-Go north on 79 to a road on the right side (west) with a sign "Camp Hual-Cu-Cuish". Park on the left (east) side of the highway.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Peak Fire Road bike trail
Altitude change-219 ft
Altitude min4,738 ft
Altitude max5,720 ft
Altitude start4,956 ft
Altitude end4,738 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat874 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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