Cowles Mountain from Barker Way

MODERATE 26 reviews

Cowles Mountain from Barker Way is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California 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.

2.4 miles 856 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

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12 days ago

Beautiful Views, Pretty Fragrant Flowers, Less Crowded than Main Trail, Heard Some Bees Beware

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3 months ago

This is my preferred trail on cowles. very nice views and not as crowded.

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3 months ago

Not crowded. Not as steep as there are more switchbacks.

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4 months ago

Another way up Cowles. Less crowded.

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Great first time up Cowles. Went for sunrise and got great treat. We were above the low clouds for a surreal view.

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6 months ago

It's great for beginners!