Cuyamaca Ranch State Park sits about 6000 feet high in the Peninsular Mountain Range, some 40 miles east of San Diego. The park is on Highway 79, five miles north of I-8 in Descanso. Phone 760-765-0755.
October 2005: park closed for season and under reconstruction after 2003 fire. See lilnk below for more information.
Closed seasonally, December through March
Paso Picacho Picnic Area has four designated accessible picnic sites, each with accessible picnic tables. Routes of travel from parking to restrooms are accessible. Restrooms #2 and #3 have unisex toilet rooms that are accessibly designed.
The Paso Picacho Loop Trail: The Paso Picacho Loop Trail is an approximately 1 ˝ mile gravel and compacted soil surfaced loop trail. The trail is located near the entrance kiosk to the Paso Picacho Campground.
The Stonewall Mine Trail: The Stonewall Mine Trail is an approximately ˝ mile gravel and compacted soil surfaced loop trail. The trailhead is located at the Stonewall Mine parking area.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.