Pyles Peak Hike -There is Life Beyond Cowles Mountain

Pyles Peak Trail Ridge Crossing

Distance: 6 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More info.

If you’re looking for a great way to beat the crowds of Cowles Mountain while enjoying similar views, and you don’t mind adding a few miles to your trip to do it, head on over to Pyles Peak. The extra mileage isn’t that demandin…

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Mt. Woodson Trail & Potato Chip Rock – San Diego’s Most Recognizable Hiking Destination

Potato Chip Rock on Mt. Woodson Summit

Distance: 7.25 miles | Hiking time: 4.5 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More info.

Potato Chip Rock is a big part of the reason that people are able to motivate themselves to continue the challenging hike up Mt. Woodson Trail. The trail to the summit of Mt. Woodson keeps you working, but rewards you along the …

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Bernardo Mountain Trail – An Easy-going Hike with a View of Beautiful Lake Hodges

Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail

Distance: 7.2 miles | Hiking time: 3.5 hours | Difficulty: 6/10 | More info.

The hike up Bernardo Mountain is challenging enough to keep you working, but not so challenging that you can’t take in the views along the way. The trail leads up the mountain from a beautiful green valley to the summit, wher…

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Iron Mountain “Short” Trail – A Big Hike with Big Rewards.

Iron Mountain Peak Trailhead

Distance: 6.4 miles | Hiking time: 3.5 hours | Difficulty: 6/10 | More info.

When it comes to views of the local mountains, the view from the summit of Iron Mountain in San Diego is as good as it gets. The family friendly hike begins in Poway off hwy 67, just a few short miles from another favorite hike of mi…

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