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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.

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El Cajon Mountain Trail
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21 Completed 21 Reviews

Heed the heat warnings of others. So close and accessible, that this one bites an occasional hiker now and then. Three for the workout and the placer mine... but not worth it if you or your crew are not hardy. This is the only trail from which I've called 911 for the rescue helicopter (which couldn't find the downed hiker and dog - had to hike in and guide an old jeep for the rescue) and sent one from my party to the hospital for three days. A balmy low 90's day by all nearby weather stations conflicted with the 115 degrees - legit - near the saddle.

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Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve
by Curt Hoehn

16 Completed 1 Reviews

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El Cajon Mountain Trail
by Hoanglan Nguyen

19 Completed 1 Reviews

best early to avoid heat..lots of inclines in both directions. use your heels and butt muscles going up. if u can hike 10* miles...this is just another workout. .. my feet were happy when I got to my car.

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Stelzer Park Loop
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing views

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El Capitan Preserve
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved the hike but should have planned better. Should have gone earlier to avoid the hottest part of the day. Very extreme conditions - up and down all day - both ways. Took us 8 hours. 1.5 liters of water was NOT enough. Next time more water and not in summer.

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Lindo Lake Loop
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Love it. Easy, quaint. Some riff raff in parts but just keep going.

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El Capitan Preserve
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25 Completed 4 Reviews

Conquered but this hike it's no walk in the park. Make sure you take plenty of water and more water.

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El Capitan Preserve
by Annett Parris

10 Completed 10 Reviews

It was very challenging not for beginners but it's a good workout for your entire body bring lots of water and healthy energy snacks

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El Cajon Mountain Trail
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29 Completed 3 Reviews

I went there many times. As always I enjoyed the hike. It is challenging, long enough and not crowded. Views, particularly between 1.5 and 2 miles outstanding. Recommend it to everybody. If 12 miles is not enough it might be extended by adding a mine (+1 mile), or El Capitan cliff (additional~4 miles).

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El Cajon Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Completed this hike on May 22, 2015. Lots of up and down but one of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes in San Diego County. I went on a cloudy/overcast day and drank just under 2 liters of water, but if the sun is out, I would double that. Made it up in 2 hours and took the same amount of time to go back (due to a good amount of uphill on the way back). Would recommend to anyone looking to challenge themselves.

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