Alerts and Important Information
1) Campers must camp within their designated campsite.
2) Backpacking stoves may be used for cooking, except during Red Flag fire conditions. WOOD FIRES, GROUND FIRES, CHARCOAL FIRES, BBQS, AND ALL OTHER FIRES ARE PROHIBITTED AT ALL TIMES. It is a felony to cause an unlawful or negligent wildfire.
3) Pets are prohibited in the Trail Camp.
4) Hikers and mountain bikers, who wish to park within Cuyamaca, must park their vehicles at the Green Valley or Paso Picacho campgrounds. There is no legal overnight parking along Highway 79. Vehicles parked along Highway 79, after hours, will be cited.
Granite Springs Group Trail Camp is located 4.5 miles from Green Valley Campground. You must hike or mountain bike to the camp. There is no public motor vehicle access.
The Granite Springs Trail camp is designed for campers who desire a wilderness camping experience. The camp is located at the boundary of a montane grassland and a pine/oak woodland. The elevation of the camp is 4,850 feet. Amenities are limited; there is a vault toilet, trash cans, and non-potable water. You must pack in your drinking water or use a water purifier.
Your reservation fee includes parking for 3 vehicles. Additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park. Campers may stay up to 3 consecutive nights in the trail camp.
Please allow at least two hours of daylight to safely hike to the Trail Camp. Weather conditions can change quickly; plan accordingly. Rain, snow, high winds, and freezing temperatures can occur from October through May. High temperatures and lightning can be dangerous during the summer. The Trail Camp is open all year but may be closed for public safety or resource management concerns.