Iron Mountain Trail Hike: Soaring to New Heights on the “Short” Trail

Iron Mountain Peak Trailhead

Distance: 6.4 miles | Hiking time: 3.5 hours | More info.

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

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Miner’s Ridge Loop Trail Hike On Black Mountain – A Quick Local Hike With Big Rewards

Black Mountain Miner's Ridge Loop Trail

Distance: 4.25 miles | Hiking time: 2 hours | More info.

Miner’s Ridge Loop Trail is centrally located in Black Mountain Open Space Park in San Diego. It offers 360 degree views, including an unobstructed view of the mountains to the east. The trail is well-traveled and popular among hikers an…

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Kwaay Paay Peak Hike: A Short, but Challenging Hike Through a Manzanita Forest to One of San Diego’s Highest Peaks

Kwaay Paay Peak Trail

 Distance: 2.5 miles | Hiking time: 1.5 hours | More info.

Kwaay Paay Peak Hike is a challenging hike with a quick ascent that takes you through a forest of manzanita trees, making it a fun and enjoyable experience. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and be ready for workout that will challenge your legs an…

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South Fortuna Trail Hike to North & South Fortuna Peaks

South Fortuna Peak hike

Distance: 6.5 miles | Hiking time: 3-4 hours | More info.

About the South Fortuna Trail Hike

Mission Trails Regional Park is home to five of the highest peaks in the city of San Diego. The park also has several of the more challenging trails the city has to offer. At 1291 ft., North Fortuna Peak is t…

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Cowles Mountain Trail Hike: Rewarding Views are Worth the Challenge

Cowles Mountain Southern Trail

Distance: 3 miles | Hiking time: 1.5 – 2 hours | More info.

Cowles Mountain Trail Hike is one of San Diego’s most popular hikes, second only to Torrey Pines. The summit offers 360 degree views of the county, and the trail is located in Mission Trails Regional Park,.

Cowles Mountain Trail hike is s…

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