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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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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

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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10 Completed 2 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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San Miguel Mountain Trail
by D Catalina❤️

19 Completed 4 Reviews

Wow! This was steep, rigorous, and rewarding. Will be back for more ass kickin' fun.

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Snake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great ride. Ate dirt twice at the teeter totter n at the burn.lol it was fun. Great ride.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked up the mountain with my daughter. It was a cool day, wouldn't want to do it in summer. It was a difficult climb, but when you get to the flag it is an amazing view. Don't forget as you climb, stop and look around. Again the view is worthwhile.

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San Miguel Mountain Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great hike that I have done several times. Not a lot of shade and can be really hot in the summer because the sun will beat down on you pretty hard. This hike can be done in under two hours if you move well and are in good shape. It is less traveled and more difficult than Cowles but you will find yourself going straight up for quite sometime with no relief. The hike is still short enough to complete as a morning workout. The first hour of the hike is the most difficult as it is nearly straight up the entire way. You will slide quite a bit and have a lot of difficulty especially on the way down without hiking shoes. Bring a good amount of water if it is hot out! Do it twice if it's not hard enough for you the first time :)

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