Cowles Mountain from Barker Way is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is my preferred trail on cowles. very nice views and not as crowded.
Not crowded. Not as steep as there are more switchbacks.
Another way up Cowles. Less crowded.
Great first time up Cowles. Went for sunrise and got great treat. We were above the low clouds for a surreal view.
It's great for beginners!
Easy, and peaceful. Bliss. However I give two stars because it didn't feel like an adventure.