Mt. Woodson & Potato Chip Rock

Potato Chip Rock on Mt. Woodson Summit

Potato Chip Rock, resting near the 2894 ft. summit of Mt. Woodson, attracts people from around the world. It has a celebrity-like status among visiting hikers due to the massive amount of attention it has received in social media over the last few years. Everyone wants a picture taken of them standing atop the iconic rock, and for good reason, they earned the right by simply getting there.

Mt. Woodson & Potato Chip Rock trail info.

  • Distance: 7.25 miles (round trip)
  • Hiking time: 4.5 hours
  • Type: Out and back
  • Elevation gain: 2300’
  • Difficulty: 7/10 (distance, elevation gain)
  • Elevation: 2901’
  • Rank on 100 peaks list: 76/100
  • Usage: Hiking, Trail running, Mountain biking, Dogs allowed, Good for kids
  • When to go: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Agency: City of Poway

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Robb Keele

Robb Keele

Robb is a native San Diegan and avid hiker, backpacker, picture taker and 52 Hike Challenger. He created Getgo Outdoors with the goal of giving back to the outdoor community and inspiring others to get outdoors.
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