Cowles Mountain from Big Rock Trail

MODERATE 132 reviews

Cowles Mountain from Big Rock Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santee, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from October until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 1230 feet Out & Back

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Cowles Mountain from Big Rock is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Santee, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from October until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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4 days ago

My wife's favorite hike going up the back side of this mountain. Never overly crowded and has a decent amount of shade in the morning.

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11 days ago

We had nice time, took us an hour, pretty good workout.
I have done Cowles twice before but it was my first time thru Big Rock Trail, loved all the green around me.

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2 months ago

Was visiting the SD areas and completed this hike. Great views and easy to follow. Took about 45 mins up.

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2 months ago

Cowle's is a fun hike, but it can get a lot of people traffic on any given day. For more fun try lesser traveled trails like Barker way.

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3 months ago

Much better than Cowles from the front and dog friendly :)

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