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

Palm Springs Tram Annual Maintenance 2017

Palm Springs Tram Annual Maintenance 2017

I love the idea of escaping the heat and heading up to San Jacinto for some hikes in the summer time. If your hiking plans include going up the Palm Spring Tram for this adventure I'm afraid you will have to wait until October as the Palm Springs Tram is closed for...

New Adventures

New Adventures

I Hike San Diego was recently added to a list of Top Outdoor Blogs you can read for inspiration in 2017 I'm always looking for inspiration for my next adventure. I use hiking books, websites, blogs, word of mouth,  and forums to research and look for another...

Mt Langley, another California “14 er “.

Mt Langley, another California “14 er “.

Another good hiking season is upon us in California. While it may be to hot down in the dessert, the high sierras are a great place to get up into the cooler air with green meadows and melting snow fields. There is plenty of water up there right now and you could not...

A cold beer after a long hike

A cold beer after a long hike

If you are a beer lover, nothing feels as good as a cold beer after a long hike. I have not tried taking growlers on backpacking trips, that just seems like a lot of extra weight, but my buddies and I have taken large cans of beer. You can always put them in a stream...

Night Hiking: A great way to beat the heat.

Night Hiking: A great way to beat the heat.

Night Hiking. I've posted about this subject before, so forgive me if this sounds repetitive, but I have found night hiking to be so refreshing. Now this does not mean that I am going to go exploring every new trail in the middle of the night, I would be losing half...

Hiking and Dating

Hiking and Dating

I have been married for so long that I never even thought of the idea of hiking and dating. I was approached by Sally Writes on this issue and thought that this may be something that the readers of my web site could benefit from having brought to their attention....

Not your mommy and daddy’s Cliff Bar !

Not your mommy and daddy’s Cliff Bar !

A new company has hit the hiking scene hoping to change your experience with trail food. Trailfoody reached out to me looking to see if I would be interested in reviewing their service for my readers, it sounded interesting so I said sure. Soon a stuff sack arrived...

Hiking Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak

Hiking Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak

One of my favorite holiday memory's was hiking this trail with my family on Thanksgiving. My mother hired our neighbor, a gourmet cook who was running a catering business at the time to cook us Thanksgiving dinner. We went hiking here towards the end of the day and by...

Hiking up to High Point on Palomar Mountain from Oak Grove

Hiking up to High Point on Palomar Mountain from Oak Grove

This past weekend I took a hike up the eastern side of Palomar Mountain on the Oak Grove to High Point Hike. This hike starts in the little town of Oak Grove on highway 79 and takes you up through the Chaparral and Manzanita on a steep single track trail before...