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Potato Chip Rock - Mt. Woodson Trail

Poway, CA

Mt Woodson via Lake Poway is a 7.5 mile out and back trail that offers breathtaking vistas. Trails are well maintained. Dogs are allowed. This hike is rated as moderately strenuous, though it may be the easiest "difficult" hike to access due to its convenient location.

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Rock House
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

@Joseph... No it is still perfectly fine to hike this trail. I hike it daily.

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Rock House
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9 Completed 2 Reviews

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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9 Completed 2 Reviews

This hike almost killed me (not a pro hiker) but I LOVED IT!! And I wanted to take my kids, but the city of CV closed it, anybody know about alternate trails?

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Rock House
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Does anyone know if this trail was affected by the recent hiking ban on Mt. Miguel? I'd like to get up to Rock House.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Any alternate routes up to Rock House (flag)? I heard a rumor there might be one without trespassing.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This was an amazing hike... Especially for someone who grew up in east county always admiring San Miguel Mountain. I decided one day to do the hike and I am glad I did. Not a week later the trail was shut down and I am so sad to see this awesome experience put to an end. In my opinion the city should invest in trail like Cowels mountain or Mission Trails. This hike offers so much and should be available to be appreciated my San Diegans.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
by Lawrence Kijanka

7 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great trail I tried to get up there a couple time a week unfortunately they closed it and said they will be handing out fines by the signs I read at the trail head this morning . Does anybody know if rock house is now closed also ?

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

The trailhead has unfortunately been closed indefinitely due to recent. excessive foot traffic. A real shame because it was such a great challenging and rewarding hike. If you want to risk the penalties for trespassing then give it a try.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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11 Completed 1 Reviews

Was planning on hiking this one this afternoon (it's tough and fun and near our home so my husband and I go fairly often)--but there are now multiple notices saying the trail is closed as it was never meant to be accessible to the public. The gate at the Butterfly Dr. entrance has red tape across along with informational flyers regarding to closure. So just wanted to share this as an FYI...

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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9 Completed 8 Reviews

a very nice quick trail for the weekend. me and my lady friend did it in an hour ish. watch for pebbles on the downhill.

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