West Mesa - Azalea Spring loop

Rating *****
Length 7.3 mile (loop) - 3 Hour, 30 minutes (loop). Easy.
Elevation 4280 - 5440 feet
Access All car, see below.

This is a fairly easy hike, with some elevation gain, following fire roads and a hiking trail.
Views towards Cuyamaca peak and Soapstone Peak.

Hike up the wide West Mesa fire road.
Turn right on Fern Flat Fire Road up to Lookout Road.
Cross Lookout Road (asphalt) and follow the wide Azalea Spring Fire Road.
Visit Azalea Spring, head back and turn left on Azalea Glen Road.
Follow Azalea Spring Fire Road to Lookout Road.
Turn left on Lookout Road and follow it for a short while down.
Turn right on West Side Trail.
West Side Trail is a narrow trail with plenty of shade, follow it mostly downwards towards the parking.


How to get here:
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, start at free West Mesa trail head parking along the 79.

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Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Cuyamaca Rancho SP, Imperial Sand Dunes (Algodones Dunes), Laguna Mountain, Warner Springs) California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).

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