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Potato Chip Rock - Mt. Woodson Trail

Poway, CA

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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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McGinty Mountain Trail
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nice climb.

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Sycuan Peak Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Love this trail it's my neighborhood so this is a weekly workout for me. I like to hike up and run down. It's steep and uneven but gets you in shape for all the other trails and there are geocaches all up the hillside if your into that. The view at the top is my favorite I love to sit on the rock at the top and look down at the world ;)

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Lawson Peak Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Fun Trail enjoyed the view at the top but grueling uneven and has a good incline to it so be prepared. Lots of water and a snack of veggies was helpful. The view from the top is great because I live in Lawson Valley and enjoyed looking down at my neighborhood :) the huge rocks at the top are really cool. My German Shepherd and Standard Poodle hiked this no problem I packed lots of water for them. Trail can be very uneven so you have to watch your footing I slipped and cut my knee up pretty good. I think winter or cooler days would be good for hiking this as the shade is very limited. Will do this again for sure.

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Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice trail with a lot of options for different hikes. Watch for snakes and bees.

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McGinty Mountain Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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McGinty Mountain Trail
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Lawson Peak Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Weather was perfect. A great hike. Enjoyed the rock climbing and the cave at the peak. The view is amazing!!

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Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Explored the area and the other trails. Beautiful and want to visit during spring.

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McGinty Mountain Trail
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19 Completed 9 Reviews

Did this trail about 2 years ago. All I remember is this huge snake we encountered by the entrance of one of the caves. And it was winter time and foggy. Scary!! Fun run though.

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