Wednesday Wilderness Standard Hike, October 5, 2022
“Arroyo Seco Circuit Hike”
11+ miles, 2.5 pace, elevation gain ~ 1500 ft.
9 AM start time. No Mission Valley carpool.
You must be fully COVID vaccinated to come on this hike.
This hike takes us from the East Mesa Trailhead in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park to the Sweetwater
parking area on the East Mesa Trail. Then, after crossing Highway 79, we climb the Monument Trail to
Arroyo Seco. We have a long and beautiful view as we descend Arroyo Seco, and then we travel via the
South Boundary Fire Road back to the East Mesa Trailhead.
Pack a snack, lunch, and at least 2 L of water. Forecast is for a high in the low 80s. Make sure you have
sunblock and a hat.
First time hikers must contact the leader (below) before joining the hike. Make sure you review our
information in the Wilderness section of the Walkabout-int.org newsletter. www.Walkabout-
Directions: From I-8 West, take Highway 79 north to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The East Mesa
Parking area is about a half mile past the park entry (beyond the Oakzanita parking area and before the
Green Valley Campground).
Leaders: Andy Allen, 501-529-4997 Scott Opis, 252-257-2833
Feel free to text or email.