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Best Trails in Encinitas

Potato Chip Rock - Mt. Woodson Trail

Poway, CA

Potato Chip Rock - Mt. Woodson Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Poway, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Recent Reviews



15 Completed 13 Reviews

Ditto for walk here from Moonlight Beach. When a wave hits the piles of rocks/pebbles on the beach it sounds like one of those rain makers as the water recedes. Mesmerizing, I could watch and listen all day.



4 Completed 1 Reviews

A great scenic loop to do is to park at Moonlight Beach at the west end of Encinitas Blvd, walk/run on the beach to the Swamis stairs about 1/2 mile south, go up the 150 or so steps to the 101 and back to Moonlight through the main drag of Encinitas - great shops/cafes/restaurants/surf shops/people watching on the way back. For an even longer walk, continue on the beach south of Swamis to the ramp at the north end of San Elijo campgrounds, then follow the coastal bluff bike trail north along the 101. Suggest you check the tides before hitting the beach trail.


by Tim Towey

57 Completed 28 Reviews

83 November 3 mile walk beautiful


by Victoria Correa

0 Completed 2 Reviews

What can I say? The surf is awesome. I ran there annnnnd the view along the way is beautiful & the people are mad chill. I surf near there a lil further south @ Trapps