Lake Cuyamaca Sticker

Kit Fox Outfitters

$ 3.00

Lake Cuyamaca trail is about three miles, making it an easy half day hike. It is a great way to explore the lake along the scenic shore of Cuyamaca Reservoir. 

Lake Cuyamaca Trail Loop 

  • Distance: 2.5 mile loop
  • Estimated Hiking Time: 1.5 to 2 hours 
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 200/200 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate 
  • Ideal Hiking Times: All Year

Tips for hiking your own hike:

  • Plan Your Trip Accordingly. Create an itinerary with your contact information, as well as all of those who are in your party. Include things like the route, expected return time, gear descriptions such as pack, clothing, shoes, etc. Give it to someone who knows you will be gone this can even include checking in with the Rangers. 
  • Check Conditions. Always double check conditions which include not only weather, but fire danger levels as well as the trail itself. A good place to start is checking with the Ranger District for the area you plan to visit. 
  • Dress Appropriately. Sudden weather changes are common in the mountains, backcountry as well as on the coast so please be prepared! 
  • Carry Water. No matter if the weather outside is dry and hot or cloudy hydration is key so be certain to take more water than you think you will need. Don't rely on water points because they might not be available so being prepared is important.
  • Bring Snacks. For longer hikes, a supply of trail snacks will help you maintain your energy level.
  • Stay on the Trails. The natural resources are fragile and for their survival they depend on correct trail etiquette as well as your own safety. Please don not cut new trails or cut switchbacks – proper trail maintenance depends on proper trail use.
  • Carry a First Aid Kit. A first aid kit can make the difference between an enjoyable hike and a potentially serious situation.
  • Wilderness Areas. Hike with caution, and be aware of your surroundings. Mountain lions, poison oak, bees, rattlesnakes, ticks, etc. are present even if you don't see them. 
  • Pace yourself. Travel at a reasonable speed, rest often, and drink lots of liquids
  • If You Get Lost. Stay calm and don't panic. Stop and try to figure out where you are. Use your head and not your legs. Three of any­ thing—such as shouts, whistle blasts, reflected light from a mir­ror—are a sign of distress. Carry a rescue whistle and small mirror for emergency use. Note: Cell phones do not always work if you don't have a signal.


  • Size: 2 x 2 in (5.08 x 5.08 cm)
  • Weight: 0.1 oz (28.34 g)

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