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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Black Mountain Miner’s Ridge Loop Hike – A Quick Local Hike with Big Rewards

Black Mountain Miner's Ridge Loop Trail

Distance: 4.25 miles | Hiking time: 2 hours | Difficulty: 5/10 | More info.

Black Mountain Miner’s Ridge Loop Trail is a quick, easy hike that offers a view unlike any other I’ve experienced in San Diego. The trail is well-traveled and enjoyed by hikers and mountain bikers alike. There’…

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Kwaay Paay Peak Trail Hike

Kwaay Paay Peak Trail

Distance: 2.5 miles | Hiking time: 1.5 hours | Difficulty: 5/10 | More info.

Kwaay Paay Peak Trail is a fun hike that offers a quick ascent up a challenging trail that wanders through a forest of manzanita trees. Get out the good hiking shoes and be ready for workout that will keep your legs and lungs …

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South Fortuna Trail Hike to North & South Fortuna Peaks

South Fortuna Peak hike

Distance: 6.5 miles | Hiking time: 4 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More info.

Mission Trails Regional Park is home to five of the highest peaks in the city of San Diego, not to mention some of the most challenging trails. At 1291 ft., North Fortuna Peak is the third highest peak in Mission Trails after Pyles …

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Cowles Mountain Trail: San Diego’s 2nd Most Popular Hiking Trail, and the Highest Peak in the City

Cowles Mountain Southern Trail

Distance: 3 miles | Hiking time: 2 hours | Difficulty: 6/10 | More info.

Located in Mission Trails Regional Park and known for its 360 degree views of San Diego, Cowles Mountain is one of San Diego’s most popular hiking trails, second only to Torrey Pines.

Cowles Mountain Trail hike is short and ki…

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