Mt. Helix Park is one of the few viewpoints near San Diego’s urban area where visitors can drive up to the top of the hill and enjoy sweeping panoramic views from the ocean to the mountains. Located at 1,370 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points within view of the ocean.
Mt. Helix Park is a privately owned park that is home to a memorial cross and amphitheater. The amphitheater hosts special events, including concerts and theatre performances. It also hosts morning yoga and pilates classes, which are open to the public.
Visitors are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the views from atop Mt. Helix.
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. The CDP encompasses several neighborhoods in unincorporated parts of the county near the cities of El Cajon and La Mesa as well as part of the unincorporated community of Spring Valley. The CDP gets its name from the neighborhood of Casa de Oro, which straddles the line between Spring Valley and unincorporated El Cajon, and Mount Helix, a prominent hill in La Mesa. The population was 18,762 at the 2010 census, down from 18,874 at the 2000 census.