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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