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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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El Cajon Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I have hiked this four times since February. A difficult/strenuous hike for sure. Here are some tips:

Very exposed: wear sunscreen and proper clothing/hat/head covering

I go through 3-4 liters of water each time.

My best time to summit was 2 hours 10 minutes which included brief breaks to rest legs.

Mile 3 seems to be the most difficult. Leg burner!

Trail heat seems to radiate pretty well, so 70 degree air tem feels much warmer

I see a lot of hikers on this hike use hiking poles. Probably a good idea. I have never used these but can see why....

I hope this is good training for San Jacinto because that is my next challenging hike.

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El Cajon Mountain Trail
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12 Completed 2 Reviews

Great workout!

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El Cajon Mountain Trail
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9 Completed 3 Reviews

Hard hike, I did it when it was 70 degrees and I drank almost a gallon of water. Bring poles cause it will help you on the way back. I'll do it again for sure!

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Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Extremely quiet back in there, very peaceful. Watch your step! I found a rattlesnake 10 ft off of the main trail.

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Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We did this hike on a spur of the moment and it was close by. We didn't know what to expect and when we arrived there was only one other vehicle parked. The area has some camping spots and seems to be extremely quiet all the time. Once you hit the scenic overlook area, there is not much more to see after it. The scenic overlook is beautiful and we loved just sitting there for awhile and talking.

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Stelzer Park Loop Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Short, beautiful and still gets a good work out in with the steep hill at the end.

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Lakeside Linkage Preserve Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good hike to do with kids as well. The one end is kinda steep but not in manageable. I want to take a bike to the top where there seems to be a bmx/mountain bike circle trick course that was made.

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El Cajon Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Listen this Mountain trail will kick your but if you are not prepared me and a friend attempted this trail months ago and we couldn't go further than the stop sign we got there around 1245. So we started this time around 750am. Your first mile is as close to a breeze going to the summit as you will get. The second mile for me and my friend took longer but the up and down started. If by mile 3 you are committed the fun or hell really starts once you pass the stop sign then the incline is a beast. Out of nowhere there is a 3.5marker and I think it's designed to motivate you to get to the 4th mile. It works, by the time you arrive at the 5mile marker the fun really starts. The rocks kill your knees the trail narrows extremely and the worry of snakes in bushes or slipping on unstable rocks came to the front of my mind after traveling like what seems forever on these rocks****look for markers and piles of rocks on top of each other*****I can't stress to you enough the inexperienced can get lost but your gonna have to be patient keep climbing the sign will pop up on you. Honestly if your reading this take your sweet time getting there. Because the trek back is so tough on your knees and joints. It's tough all around. I respect this trail and those who do it because you leave a part of you on the mountain the pain sweat sense of accomplishment. It challenges you all the way from Start to Finish

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El Capitan Preserve
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

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El Capitan Preserve
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8 Completed 2 Reviews