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HIKE - Harper Creek 6 - mile easy to moderate

Cuyamaca State Park

Harper Creek, Westside & Eastside Trail Loop Hike

Thursday April 18, 2024 9:30


Leader: Dave Dohren (619) 517-8867       

This scenic 6.5 mile gentle loop (500 feet of elevation gain) hike offers oaks, meadows, pines, wildflowers, a creek and a small water fall. We’ll start off on the West Side Trail to the Upper Green Valley Fire Road Trail which leads us to Harper Creek.  On our return, we follow the East Side Trail back to Sweetwater River and our parking area.

Bring snack/lunch, water, poles for water crossings, sunscreen and sturdy hiking shoes. Be prepared for muddy trails in some places and water crossings from recent rains. 


We will meet at the parking area at mile 4.9 on Highway 79 in the Rancho Cuyamaca State Park just north of Green Valley campground. There’s a large parking area on the east side of the road just before the Sweetwater River Bridge. Rain or snow cancels.

We will arrange carpools for registrants a few days before the hike.


Thursday, April 18, 2024, 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Meet in Large Parking area located at mile marker 4.9 on Highway 79 in Cuyamaca State park
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
David Dohren
Hike Leader
(619) 517-8867 (c)
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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