Fortuna Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. 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
Beginners and newcomers should start out at Equestrian Circle. Equestrian Cir Santee, CA 92071 is the address you want to use if you are using Google Maps. Otherwise, there are many trail heads and look on a trail map of where to go.
Great hike! It's far less crowded than Cowles and a lot more challenging. There are to peaks at the top both of which give you an amazing view. This is one of my go to hikes when I want a challenge near San Diego and don't get up early enough to beat the crowds.
Very nice views!
Literally nothing to see, but recommend it to anyone looking for a day hike in the San Diego area that not interested in a view. DO NOT HIKE IF YOU DONT HAVE A SENSE FOR DIRECTIONS. This trail has at least a million intersecting trails with limited signs. I agree with a previous reviewer though, definitely take the trail clockwise.
Peaks three and four of the five peak challenge. Five in one day 15.2 miles 4494 feet of gain. Cowles, Pyles, South and North Fortuna, and Kwaay Paay. Good times.
Great workout, not too hard.