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Canyoneer Hike List

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Azalea Glen)

Saturday, June 22, 2024 8 AM | Capacity: 25 people.

Paula Knoll Memorial Hike. This loop trail begins and ends at Paso Picacho Campground. The walk is through meadows and dense forest, following a creek. Azaleas, columbines, and tiger lilies bloom along this shady, cool stream.

To celebrate the end of the Canyoneer hiking season and honor long-time Canyoneer Paula Knoll, the Canyoneers invite participants to a picnic and potluck following this hike. We will be barbequing hamburgers and brats and also some other items for you to enjoy. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and anything else you would like to have or share. This is an intermediate 5-mile hike with an elevation change of 850 feet. The hike is scheduled from 8 AM–12:30 PM. (Descanso) From I-8, exit north on CA-79 and go 2.6 miles. Turn left to stay on CA-79 and go 9.3 miles to the entrance of the Paso Picacho Campground on the left. Meet the Canyoneer host in the parking lot. A Day Use Fee or California State Park Pass is required for each vehicle (1 day for $10). Day use passes can be purchased online using the Yodel app (follow instructions on the signs found at parking locations - $0.35 fee added), at a kiosk, or Iron Ranger, depending on the location. Note: Any Day Use pass is valid at all locations that require a pass within the park. See for more information. Facilities. (GPS N32.960090, W116.580295)