It’s all about history and adventure in Julian, California. Once a gold rush town, it’s now a mountain escape for San Diego urbanites. South of town, the Cuyamaca Mountains overflow with hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. At Lake Cuyamaca, anglers and boaters enjoy cool waters and mountain views. Campgrounds and RV parks are the best way to experience the Julian outdoors. At William Heise County Park, choose from year-round tent camping, cabins, or RV sites with partial hookups. Wake up to views of the forest, and spend your days hiking and riding 11 miles of trails. This San Diego County park offers weekend ranger programs that are fun for the whole family. On the shores of Lake Cuyamaca, choose from four campgrounds. Try self-contained RV camping in the South Lot, or enjoy the picnic tables and fire pits at Chambers Park. Anglers and boaters love the West Shore’s boat launch and tackle shop. At Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, explore oak woodlands on the 100-mile trail system. Be sure to check out the waterfall and natural swimming holes near Green Valley. At Paso Picacho Campground, you’ll find excellent hikes up Stonewall and Cuyamaca peaks.