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Site, Loop:GS001, Granite Springs Trail 1-3
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Reservation Window: Fri Oct 24 2014 – Thu Apr 30 2015

Check-in: 2:00 pm

Departure date:
Check-out: 12:00 pm
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Site Details:

  • Site Type: TENT ONLY SITE
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Site Access: Hike-In
  • Checkin Time: 2:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 12:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 8
  • Pets Allowed: Horse
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 2
  • Shade: Partial
  • Horse Hitching Post: Y
  • Horse Stall/Corral: Y
  • Condition Rating: Good
  • Location Rating: Good
  • Looking For Category: Horse Site,Tent Site
  • Quiet Area: Y

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) Equestrian campers must pack in feed. Grazing is prohibited.
5) Hikers and mountain bikers, who wish to park within Cuyamaca, must park their vehicles at the Green Valley or Paso Picacho campgrounds. Equestrians must call Cuyamaca at (760) 765-0755 at least 5 working days before their arrival to arrange parking for their vehicles and trailers. There is no legal overnight parking along Highway 79. Vehicles parked along Highway 79, after hours, will be cited.

Granite Springs Trail Camp is located 4.5 miles from Green Valley Campground. You must hike, mountain bike, or ride a horse to the campsites. There is no public motor vehicle access.

The Granite Springs Trail camp is designed for those 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, corrals, and non-potable water. You must pack in your drinking water or use a water purifier.

Up to 3 horses are permitted in each camp. There is no additional fee for horses. Your reservation fee includes parking for 2 vehicles per site. 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.

Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.