5 miles
Distance
892 ft
Climb
-1,110 ft
Descent
00:53:28
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    descanso, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

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.

Access Info

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -219 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,738 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,720 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,956 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,738 ft
  • Grade
    -0.798%
  • Grade max
    -22.37%
  • Grade min
    19.282%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    874 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:28
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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