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Best Trails in Jamul

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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McGinty Mountain Trail
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30 Completed 5 Reviews

I have modified the route to include the proper McGinty Mountain summit. I believe the distance given is a little shorter than the actual route length. My GPS indicated approximately 4.7 miles out and back. I agree with the difficulty rating. Moderate is accurate. There are some eroded areas where people have short-cut the trail (such as right at the first mine) straight up/down. This makes for very difficult footing. If all people would use the proper route, the trail is no harder than moderate, and is only that hard because of its length.

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Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
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9 Completed 0 Reviews

Great trail to hike or run. If you take the loop it's roughly 5.72 miles. Taking the loop in a counter clockwise direction you will face one decent climb. Taking the loop in a clockwise direction starts out very easy through a meadow with a gradual climb ending through a shaded area that runs along a creek bed. The clockwise route is great if it is going to be a hot day as the shade is very welcoming toward the end of the hike.

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Lawson Peak Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

The funnest trail I have done in San Diego county. There was less then a dozen people encountered on the entire trail and no one on the actual peak. Plenty of cool rocks and boulders to explore there as well. The whole using the rope to get into the cave made it fun at the top. The jeep trail up is a little rough but worth the climb !

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Sycuan Peak Trail
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68 Completed 0 Reviews

Hiked this trail today and it is a pretty good workout. Lots of loose rocks and uneven trail, looks like from the storm from last month. I saw a couple of wildflowers and the view on the peak is breath taking! On my way down I heard a rattlesnake but I didn't see it, it's pretty scary so beware. All in all the hike was awesome!

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Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

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McGinty Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

I would definitely not call this hike easy! Pretty steep and rocky. Beautiful views from the top. I hope to build up my stamina so i can do the full 9 miles! I enjoyed myself and will be back again.

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Lawson Peak Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Great... I'm still smiling. As mentioned by other hikers, the road is washed out but it is a great training ground for downhill running. You have to be alert and agile.

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Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

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McGinty Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

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McGinty Mountain Trail
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

Completed this hike on a cool Santa Ana breeze day. Spectacular views of the ocean, downtown, Mexico and Jamul. The trail is steep at times and rocky due to recent El Nino rains. Saw 8 other hikers on the trail so not that crowded. Will do again.