There’s lots of great places to hike in San Diego, and Cowles Mountain is one of my go-to locations. Not only is it the highest point in all of San Diego, but the hike itself is just the right amount of exercise. This path features a medium incline and a fairly easy terrain. The view from the top? Worth every single step!
Tips & Tid-Bits:
This hike is enjoyable for both beginners and experienced hikers.
Bring some snacks, for there is a large area to relax at the top.
Dog-friendly: as long as your canine is up for the hike!
Once up, cross to other side for another overlook.
Great panoramic 360 view of SD from above.
Run on the way back down (if possible).
Hike is approx 3 miles round trip.
Bring lots of water.