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Laguna Mountain Recreation Area - Meadows and peaks at the edge of the desert


Laguna Mountain Recreation Area Descanso Ranger District - Cleveland National Forest Owen Martin, District Ranger 3348 Alpine Boulevard Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-6235 Agency: Cleveland National Forest

Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is located about 45 minutes from downtown San Diego and is adjacent to Rancho Cuyamaca State Park, is part of the Cleveland National Forest, and is seated at the edge of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Also known as Mount Laguna, it features several miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, some of it that runs along the edge of a steep drop off into the desert to the east, providing unparalleled views into the valley below. There are several large meadows that have large ponds (lagunas) that are well worth the hike.

Features: Wildlife, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Horseback Trails, RV/Trailer Camping, Picnic Grounds

Peaks: Monument Peak, Garnet Peak, Garnet Mountain, Pine Mountain, Wooded Hill, Manza BM, and access to Sheephead Mountain.

Mt. Laguna east view

Mount Laguna Webcam (from Monument Peak)

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