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Laguna Mountain Recreation Area

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Mount Laguna, CA
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A short distance from San Diego but a whole other world

A short drive up to Mount Laguna on the 8 freeway and sunrise highway and you are in the peace and... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
San Diego, California
Sun and Snow!

We went up here for a quick day trip from San Diego. 40 min out on the 8 fwy and about 20 min up... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

A short drive up to Mount Laguna on the 8 freeway and sunrise highway and you are in the peace and quiet of Mount Laguna. Grab a park pass and trail map and head off on the many paths to experience the tranquility of the...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We went up here for a quick day trip from San Diego. 40 min out on the 8 fwy and about 20 min up sunrise hwy to the first buildings and the SNOW! we stopped to buy a Nat'l park pass, but were told by...More

1  Thank KatliFitora
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Very cool little place to get away from San Diego but not have to drive very far. Go to the visitor center for passes, $5, and a trail guide, $2. There are also trail guides posted at the trail heads. I use the all trails...More

1  Thank Coffeebj
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have put in many many miles hiking up here on most of the trails. There are trails suitable for anyone, there are many short flat hikes, and numerous long uphill difficult hikes. All are very worthwhile and most reward you with spectacular views. There...More

1  Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Mt Laguna is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of SoCal city life. There are tall pines, outlooks with fantastic views, friendly people, and snow if you visit in the winter. Recently visited for a hike to Garnet Peak. The Pacific Crest Trail...More

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We went searching for snow and we didn't find any of it in Cuyamaca, nor Julian; so we drove a few miles toward Laguna Mountain and guess what.. we found a beautiful and snowy mountain. Oh.. and beautiful cabins, that I'm not sure they are...More

Thank ioserg
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Our family spent 5 days camping at laguna campground for the Fourth of July. Had a great time nice weather

1  Thank markm10320
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Escaped the heat of Yuma for a few days and went camping at Burnt Rancheria Campground. Sitting at 6000 feet MSL, the skies are clear, the birds singing, and the peace and quiet is amazing. Tent sites are private each with a picnic table and...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Got in the morning for a short hike at Mount Laguna (drive east on HW8 for around 30 miles from San diego and take exit to Sunrise HW). If you park your car you need to display the pass. When you enter the area watch...More

1  Thank I P
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Went here as a neighborhood. We have one of those GREAT neighborhoods that have happy hours on Friday nights… it must have been one of those Fridays where I got talked into camping ( I'm a Holiday Inn Camper) The people who run it were...More

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Angela H
2 January 2015|
Response from I P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, watch for a snow alert for the Mount Laguna. Right at the entrance to the park (watch for the sign) you can park and enjoy the snow. Do not forget to put chains in the trunk, as they are a must before the road (Sunrise... More