San Diego: Sunset-Big Laguna Lake Loop

Ramble 7.8 miles through woodlands of black oak, Jeffrey pine, and incense cedar.
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Ramble 7.8 miles through woodlands of black oak, Jeffrey pine, and incense cedar.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.6

Waypoints

BLL001

Location: 32.860977, -116.462189

From the Meadows trailhead, hike north and bear left 0.1 mile up the trail.

BLL002

Location: 32.874424, -116.470116

View of Cuyamaca Peak (6,512 ft.), the highest point in the Laguna Mountains.

BLL003

Location: 32.87519, -116.468017

Straight @ barbed wire fence

BLL004

Location: 32.875641, -116.467245

Water of the Woods pond on the right (no drinking).

BLL005

Location: 32.898362, -116.47012

Bear right through fence.

BLL006

Location: 32.89984, -116.466

Turn right @ 3-way onto Big Laguna Trail.

BLL007

Location: 32.891696, -116.462374

Bear right.

BLL008

Location: 32.879767, -116.460571

Pass Big Laguna Lake on the right. Bear right at the spur trail; look for wildflowers in spring.

BLL009

Location: 32.877811, -116.460793

L (S) off trail through meadow toward ranch house

BLL010

Location: 32.869534, -116.459602

Turn right at fence onto spur trail (before ranch house).

BLL011

Location: 32.867008, -116.462674

Bear left at Y; do the same at the next spur.

BLL012

Location: 32.862917, -116.462095

Bear left back onto Sunset Trail, and follow to trailhead.