Hauser Canyon Trail

Hauser Canyon Trail hike

The Hauser Canyon Trail hike takes you along a section of the PCT south of Lake Morena and past Morena Butte. Most of the trail is well traveled, though in the lower portion of the hike, within the canyon, the trail can get overgrown and difficult to follow. There are a number of interesting sights alon…

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Horsethief Canyon Trail

Horsetheif Canyon Trail

Horsethief Canyon Trail is a quick, family friendly out and back waterfall hike just outside of Alpine, Ca. The trail starts with a quick descent into the canyon before stopping at the Pine Valley Creek crossing. During the wet months, from late fall through spring, the creek flows with crystal clea…

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Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Peak Trailhead

The “short trail” up Iron Mountain is a family friendly hike that will leave you invigorated and inspired. Get started early to beat the crowds, bring plenty of water, and you are certain to embark on a hike that you won’t soon forget.

Iron Mountain trail info.

  • Distance: 6.4 miles (one way)
  • Hiking time
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Kwaay Paay Peak

Kwaay Paay Peak Trail

Kwaay Paay Peak Trail in Mission Trails Regional Park is a short, out and back hike that will leave you breathless, both on the hike up and from the view once you reach the top. Not for the faint of heart, this trail is steep, rough and tough. Wear a rugged pair of hiking shoes and prepare yourself for a quic…

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Lawson Peak

Lawson Peak Hike

The hike along the fire road leading to Lawson Peak is really just the price of admission. The real adventure begins when you reach the base of the peak and begin your scramble for the summit. If it’s a challenge you’re looking for, it’s a challenge you’ll find at Lawson Peak

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Los Penasquitos Canyon East Approach

Los Penasquitos Canyon waterfall hike

Located in the heart of San Diego, the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is easily accessible from the 805, 15 and 56 freeways. The main feature of the canyon trail is Penasquitos Creek, which runs the length of the preserve. Hikers can find a secluded spot with a seasonal waterfall located just a littl…

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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 standin…

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Noble Canyon Trail in the Laguna Mountains East of San Diego

Noble Canyon Trail

The Noble Canyon Trail is located in the beautiful Laguna Mountains. Known for its steep and rugged terrain, this trail is a favorite among hikers looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. The Penny Pines trailhead is located just off the Sunrise Highway. The hike may take between 5 and 8 h…

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