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San Diego: El Cajon Mountain

Rock-scrambling and long-range vistas highlight this hardy 11.2-mile out-and-back up a much photographed but rarely climbed East County peak.

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I-8 E to CA 67 N. In 5.6 mi., R onto Mapleview St. Turn L onto Ashwood St. (becomes Wildcat Canyon Rd.). Turn L just before Blue Sky Ranch Rd. and park 3 blocks down on R. Walk to Blue Sky Ranch Rd.

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