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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 89%Adventure Travelers
- 84%Family Travelers
- 60%Green Travelers
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- Cowles MountainAmbassadorMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13
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!Recommended for:
- Cowles MountainMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5
If I want to go for a two hour hike, Cowle's mountain is my to go place. This hike is a good start for people who just wants to have fun hiking. It's not so difficult to hike it but will definitely give you some challenge towards the middle part due to some steepness. I would recommend a proper hiking shoes to be worn necessary in going down as one can slide down easily. Besides the physical activity I get from hiking this mountain, I also enjoy the scenic view of San Diego, Santee and Lake Murray!Recommended for:
- Cowles MountainMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13
This is a 3 mile vertical climb to the highest point. At 1,592 feet, Cowles Mountain is the highest point within the City of San Diego. Located in the San Carlos neighborhood of the city, its main hiking trail is one of the most popular in the area, with a 360 degree view from the summit.
Cowles is actually pronounced "coals" - although the majority of the population doesn't know that and pronounces it more phonetically as "cow-ellz." It was named after George Cowles, an early rancher from the area.Recommended for:
- Cowles MountainCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4
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.Recommended for:
- Cowles MountainMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodiesFirst to Review
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.