Cowles Mountain Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, CA that features beautiful wild flowers 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
nice and cool!
Fun trail. It's not to far of a drive. Good hike.
This is my second time to do this one. The views are great and the hike up makes your heart work. It is a little short for me so if you get to the top and you feel like you want to get some more out of it there are several other hikes connecting if you walk a little past the sign and to the left. You'll head down a fairly steep hill down but it connects you to other hiking trails. You can go and explore for awhile. I'll do this one again for sure. It's closer to where I live so it makes for a nice quick hike.
Great exercise, well maintained trails and rewarding views of America's Finest city. A little crowded, especially on weekends.
Great day trail to grab some exercise and views around San Diego. Parking is limited though
Great hike for a view of San Diego/Mission Valley area. Recommend early on the weekends or during the week as very crowded! While it's a relatively short hike it's good for a little sweat on the way up!
Packed! Glad to see people getting outdoors. Nice for beginners, a little busy if you want to enjoy the views.
If you're not feeling the burn yet head down the back side and enjoy the Pyle's Peak trail less travelled.
I couldn't believe how much traffic there was here. I do miss hiking in Oregon...overall a good quick workout with a great view at the peak. I'll likely be doing this one again soon.
It is a very good hike for pets new to the outdoors. I just took my kitty and puppy and they had a lot of fun!
Quick hike but a good workout with a beautiful 360 degree view at the end! The only thing I didn't like was how busy it was, even at 7 at night. Either way it's a great after work type of hike :)
Very crowded but close to home. Steeper the first 3/4 mile then switchbacks and the second 3/4. Not a bad hike for being in the middle of a city, i prefer the mtns/trails by julian since i have kids and the tails are less crowded
I hiked it multiple times. Sweet memories.