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Cowles Mountain

Golfcrest Drive, San Diego, California
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  • 74%
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    Cowles Mountain is a great hike and very accessible. I've seen people of all ages walk it, run it, with and without their dogs. Not too difficult but certainly a good workout. It is well maintained and used often. It can be very hot during the peak of the day and yes, rattlesnakes live here too!

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    Cowles Mountain’s 1,593-foot (486 m) summit is the highest point in the city of San Diego. The main trail to the summit is a popular hiking destination. The hike to the top is at least 1.5 miles one way, it a moderate hike, and it gets steep so wear the right shoes! Be prepared with water, a towel, snacks, flashlight (if sun is going down), etc. Fun spot for a not too hot day hike, and it’s also known for good full moon night hikes. Parking is easy on the main trail head cross street.

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  • Cowles Mountain

    If you want a work out followed by one of the most amazing views in East County of San Diego, then you need to hike up this Mtn. There are many trails to get up there, watch for lizards and snakes though on those HOT days!

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    This is a great hike to take your friends and even your dog! It's a great work out as well. You'll see a lot of people running up the mountain and when you reach to the top, you have a great spectacular view.

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    Good starter hill to get cardio workout and get ready for a big climb.

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    Best hiking in suburbia

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5.0 out of 5
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3,141 people visited Cowles Mountain

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