Mt Woodson and Potato Chip Rock

Distance : 7.5 miles.

Elevation Gain: about 2000 feet.

Time to complete: 2.5 – 4 hours depending on your fitness levels

Difficulty: Hard

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Stonewall Peak Hike

Distance: 5.8 miles on loop, 4.2 miles if you go up and back the switch backs.

Elevation Gain and loss : 823 feet  

Time to complete: 2-3  hours

Difficulty: Easy

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El Cajon Mountain Hike

Distance: 12-14 miles.  

Elevation Gain: 4100 feet

Time to complete: 6 -7 hours

Difficulty: Severe

 

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Mortero Palms to the Goat Canyon Train Trestle Bridge

Distance: 6.5 miles .

Elevation Gain: 1500 feet.  

Time to complete: 5-6 hours

Difficulty: Hard

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Palomar Mountain Hike

Distance: 9  Miles.  

Elevation Gain: 1300 Feet.

Difficulty : Moderate.

Time to complete: About 4 hours or so.

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Recent Hikes In My Blog

Hiking Ellie Lane to the top of Iron Mountain

Hiking Ellie Lane to the top of Iron Mountain

There are a few really popular trails in San Diego, Torrey Pines, Cowles Mountain, Mt Woodson, and Iron Mountain. While I like the Iron Mountain Hike, if you want a little more challenge and or would like to get away from the mass’s for awhile, taking the Ellie...
Hiking the Santa Ysabel Eastern Preserve

Hiking the Santa Ysabel Eastern Preserve

  This past weekend was a great time to head out to the Santa Ysabel Eastern Preserve. The weather had cooled down somewhat and there was a really nice breeze flowing in from the west. Its a little drive to get out to and if you are going to do a point to point...
The Ten Hiking Essentials

The Ten Hiking Essentials

Not to long ago I was reading a blog and this story about a hiker who got caught up in Mt Baldy in torrential downpour, ” a 1 in 500 year event”. She was lucky to have already meet up with someone at the top who was properly equipped, who had not skimped...
What to do if attacked….

What to do if attacked….

What to do if you are attacked on the trail by a Mountain Lion or a Bear. I was hiking yesterday with some friends and we got to talking about what you should do if attacked by a mountain lion while out on a hike, I always felt that if you are in a group of people...
Palm Springs Tram to San Jacinto Peak

Palm Springs Tram to San Jacinto Peak

This past weekend I took my hiking group on another excursion into the San Jacinto State Park. This time taking the Palm Springs Tram up to 8500 feet and hiking for 12 miles up to San Jacinto Peak at 10,834 feet and then back down to the top of the tram again. It was...
Suicide Rock Via Deer Springs Trail

Suicide Rock Via Deer Springs Trail

Another great trail that we tackled this past week in Idyllwild was the Deer Springs Trail to Suicide Rock Hike. It wasn’t a hard trail, but any trail become harder when its hot and humid out. We found this 6.6 mile trail harder the first day then the Devils...
Devils Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak

Devils Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak

A great hike to take in the Idyllwild / San Jacinto Area. Its a nice 2 hour drive from San Diego, I find I prefer to take the back way through the high desert ( taking the 79 off of the 15) and through Garner Valley rather then driving through the city of Hemet, but...
Hiking Volcan Mountain near Julian

Hiking Volcan Mountain near Julian

Hiking up Volcan Mountain was a pleasure. 2 days after the fourth of July with the heat being unbearable in the city we headed up to the mountains in Julian. The hike starts around 3900 feet and by the top of the hike your over 5200 feet and feeling a great breeze...

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