Pyles Peak

Pyles Peak hike

Beyond the summit of Cowles Mountain, another 1.5 miles down the trail, there is a peak that few people know about, and even fewer make the effort to visit. Pyles Peak may be Cowles Mountain’s lesser half, but only in stature. The 3 mile out and back extension offers a number of impressive viewpoints, while leaving the crowds and chaos of Cowles behind.

Pyles Peak trail info.

  • Distance: 6 miles (round trip)
  • Hiking time: 3 hours
  • Type: Out and back
  • Elevation gain: 2000’
  • Difficulty: 7/10 (distance, elevation gain)
  • Elevation: 1379’
  • Rank on 100 peaks list: 94/100
  • Usage: Hiking, Trail running, Dogs allowed
  • When to go: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Agency: Mission Trails Regional Park

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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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