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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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This is, if not the most difficult, one of the most difficult hikes in San Diego. There are no switchbacks and no shade. Between the months of April and September it can get extremely hot on the trail. If your looking for a challenge with a great view at the top, this is a great hike. On a clear day you can see all of the surrounding mountains and well past San Diego.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My very first trail I have attempted in San Diego, and my first trail in about 3 years. A very difficult trail if its been a while for you. Sadly, I didn't make it all the way to the top. I got to the bottom of the last mountain before the towers and decided to call it a day. However, I loved the challenge! I pushed myself harder than I expected to. I advise a nice stretch before and during the hike if you stop to rest for a minute or two. Two Charlie horses, one on each leg on my way down the trail. It was terrible. Bring lots of water and snacks! I'll be sure to hike here next week!

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very challenging, but fulfilling once you get to the top. Don't forget to turn around once in a while, the view
Is different as you go up. Also, be aware it is hot, don't forget to bring water. It is amazing to see so many
Go up unprepared, and please, remember that the snakes belong here, just go around at a safe distance
And leave.then alone.

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Lower Otay Lake
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Only went about 3 miles, 30 yards from shore line. It was beautiful. I encountered a few mountain bikers, and everyone was very friendly.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
by Karina Castillo

8 Completed 1 Reviews

Did this trail yesterday on a 60 degree weather and it was perfect! Climbed up to the antenna towers in one hour.
Amazing views and a great workout, highly recommend.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

what is the address to this location?

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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14 Completed 3 Reviews

Great Hike with beautiful views! 6.69 miles to the flag and then to the radio towers.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
by D Catalina❤️

19 Completed 4 Reviews

Started around 4:00pm and was able to make it up for the beautiful sunset. This was my second time. It's was still tough but manageable, noticed I didn't stop as much as my first time. On my way down I stepped wrong on a rock and hurt my foot. So I wobbled all the way down

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes in San Diego due to its difficulty. Making it up to the radio towers is highly recommended, reward centers in the brain dump after accomplishing. Recommend to anyone who likes a challenge!

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Rock House
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Yesterday, on a last minute whim, my daughter, her friend and I went on this hike. Having Rock House Trail is conveniently located to our Chula Vista home made it easier to get off of our butt and start hiking again. The beginning of the hike was difficult because of the steep climb and it has been about five months since our last hike. On the way up we took a few breaks and enjoyed the nice view of Chula Vista, the bay and ocean, down town, and point Loma. The rest of the trail was fairly easy. We ran into a few other groups, some with their dogs. At the top of the Rock House Trail a group of hikers were enjoying a nice picnic and soaking in the beautiful view. There are a lot of loose rocks that made running down the trail a little treacherous. That did not stop me. We got our phones ready to record the first to fall, in which my daughter and friend missed mine. We enjoyed this hike. We are getting back on track on our Saturday morning hikes.

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