Cowles Mountain from Barker Way

MODERATE 7 reviews

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.

2.4 miles 859 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

trail running




5 days ago

14 days ago

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

18 days ago

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

2 months ago

Another way up Cowles. Less crowded.

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

It's great for beginners!

5 months ago

Easy, and peaceful. Bliss. However I give two stars because it didn't feel like an adventure.