Mason Valley Truck Trail

Mount Laguna, California 91948

Mason Valley Truck Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"North of the Laguna Mountains and east of the green meadows rimming Cuyamaca Reservoir, Oriflamme Canyon cuts a curved gash in the mountain escarpment—a natural passage leading to the brown floor of the desert. Over many centuries, a well-beaten pathway through Oriflamme Canyon allowed local Indians to migrate easily between winter homes in the desert and summer encampments in the Cuyamaca Mountains. This pathway was also a part of the Yuma Trail, a main route between Indian settlements along the Colorado River and fishing villages at San Diego Bay."

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Trail Information

Mount Laguna
Nearby City
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
October through May
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Cuyamaca Peak, Julian, Earthquake Valley
Local Maps

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