Jamul

Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Best Trails

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.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

Person_placeholder

McGinty Mountain Trail
by

17 Completed 3 Reviews

Best hike I have done in SoCal to date. Very few people and great views.

Icon_14a55b1db8814e7e1b1d2e2cceb4fb10

McGinty Mountain Trail
by

12 Completed 6 Reviews

Pretty nice hike, I was kinda disapointed by how many houses I saw on the way up, but after getting to the top and being able to see all the way to downtown san diego and seeing two deer run right passed me as I sat at the peak, I think this hike Is one of the nicer hikes In my area, better than cowles and iron mtn. Its not too far away and it was not crowded. I can honestly say I saw more animals than people (quail and deer) and thats hard to say about a hike in San Diego.

Person_placeholder

Daley Ranch - Meadow Loop
by

10 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great place to run hills and make a nice all day hike. Great for picnics and large groups.

Person_placeholder

Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
by Mihir J

7 Completed 6 Reviews

trailhead
32.6705N, 116.8229W

Nice relaxing hike. If you do it clockwise loop, it works out good, in the sense you go out in the sun and out in the open and on the way back you hike thru trees and shade.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Wisecarver Truck Trail
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a pretty cool trail but it was way short! I went right after it rained so I got some mud on my jeep atleast

Icon_

Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
by

48 Completed 6 Reviews

If you want a nice relaxing hike, good for family and kids, from California Oaks to sage with some views, you might want to give this a try. There are numerous places among the trees for a picnic and there are benches along the trail if you want to sit and relax. Seems to be popular for folks with horses, but at narrow spots, you may find yourself stepping off the trail to make way for the horses.

Person_placeholder

Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
by

3 Completed 3 Reviews

What a beautiful trail. Trail takes you right over a hill and into a nice canyon walk through lots of oaks and other leafy trees. Nice shade and a subtle uphill about halfway through takes you along more ridge-like paths for more spectacular canyon views. Really great for a family -lots of spots to stop and picnic!

Person_placeholder

Lawson Peak Trail
by

5 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful hike and close to SD. The off road trucks were neat and added to our experience. All the drivers were nice. Didn't end up doing the scramble at the end bc some of my group wasn't up to it but there is a dome rock at the top before the scramble which served as a nice finish. The hike to that can be done pretty easily and could be called moderate probably.

Icon_

Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
by

9 Completed 9 Reviews

Great trail for hiking with your dog. Spring is especially beautiful because the creek has water and the surrounding hillside is green.

Person_placeholder

McGinty Mountain Trail
by

80 Completed 3 Reviews

Great Hike!!!! I went on this hike with a friend and we didn't realize how long it actually was. I hike this often and it will always be in my top 5!

Support