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mountains to.meadows

Spend a day driving & sightseeing in the mountains just east of San Diego. Pass through oak meadows & pine forest. Gaze down upon the vast Anza Borrego Desert. Stop by Julian for a slice of famous apple pie & visit a scenic state park.

laguna meadows


  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hang Gliding
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking


towns nearby:

Exit I-8 at Sunrise Hwy./S-1, turn left, meadows, Mt.Laguna
Picnic at Agua Dolce secluded meadows (on leftside)
or Desert View picnic grounds (on rightside)
Turn right on Hwy.79 & proceed 10 Julian (intersection of Hwy.78 & 79)
Visit this small apple orchard town. Enjoy the area history. Restaurants & Shops.
Return to Hwy.79 / Backtrack 10 mi. & continue on Hwy.79 to I-8.
Pass by Lk. Cuyamaca (on leftside) & Hike to Green Valley Falls (on rightside)

Small mountain town of Julian east of San Diego

Overnight stays Lodging in Julian and Cabins @ Mount Laguna

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