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
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.
This trail is heavily traveled but a great trail.
I enjoyed this trail. It's pretty quick, but the view from the top is amazing!
fun, populated trail. did it with children 9 and 13. not a long trail, but good incline.
Very nice. Lots of folks when I went (earlier AM). I would say it is on the moderate side. The lack of man-made paths make it better for me.
Easy but populated.
it is a good hike. very busy but dog friendly. if you can get passed the people who need to blast bad hip-hop through their Bluetooth speakers you'll be good. take plenty of water.
I love the trail. It's a good workout, and the views are amazing at the top
Lots of people