A little bit history of the burned forest: The Cuyamaca Mountains used to be San Diego's best kept secret prior to the big Cedar Fire in 2003. Less than 40 miles from downtown San Diego is a thickly forested mountain showing off intense fall and spring color.
( in 1893, $2,000,000 of gold mined in this site only with a 30 ft shaft - and that $2,000,000 was 117 years ago)
#8 - Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Next, the number 7 in my list! Do you think you can guess now what would be my top 1 and top 2?