Lake Poway Loop Trail

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Lake Poway Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Poway, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.7 miles 509 feet Loop

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mountain biking

trail running

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lake

wild flowers

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Did this hike and also added Ramona reservior. Nice stroll around the lake. 5.30

4 months ago

Nice wide trail with bathrooms along the way. Almost no shade, bring water. My wife and I walked at a nice easy pace. It took us about an hour and ten minutes.

hiking
5 months ago

Good workout. This loop is always less populated than the trail up to potato chip rock. Wear a hat and bring extra water - it's hot!

walking
6 months ago

Great views and lots of route options.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, lots of path variations. Also connects to lake Ramona!

hiking
7 months ago

Loved it!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Tougher than I thought! But a good loop.. a bit of foot traffic and little shade. Cool views!

hiking
8 months ago

Not as easy as I thought. Big dip down below the Dam. Good exercise with pup.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hour hike, whichever way you choose to go. The section behind the dam is most difficult but it's not hard - every time I hike this I see kids in flip flops negotiating it (not mine, but hey! They're there).

horseback riding
9 months ago

Love taking my horses here. Great staging area for trailers, with horse water. If you live in Poway the entrance is free. At the bottom of the damn instead of heading back around go towards the Blue Sky Trail and there's a great area under the trees for a picnic and the ability to tie your horses to the trees.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun hike. Really easy, pretty short, but great views. Good for dogs too. Gets warm.

10 months ago

Good trail with awesome views. We took 4 kids (ages 1-4) and they had a blast. Just the right distance. The sandy spots made for some unexpected upper body work when we had to carry it with a toddler up the hills, but it would have been fine with a proper jogger.

hiking
11 months ago

Good trail around lake with some elevation change.

hiking
1 year ago

Well maintained trail, with moderate grade. Take the West Loop Trail and Sumac trail to add miles to your walk. The views of the lake are great! Most hikers here are local and friendly. Bring lots of water.

1 year ago

A nice moderate run with a good burnout hill to start on the counter clockwise route and some nice switchbacks at the end. Overall a fairly moderate run. Iron Mountain is a more challenging run but you can't beat the scenery at Lake Poway...

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Nice!

hiking
1 year ago

This hike is literally as it shows. A 3mile loop around the lake, however do not let it fool you. If you refer to the northern section of the route, you will find multiple switch-backs mixed with inclination and declination. If you take this route in the warmer months be sure too bring ample water for everyone, you will quickly find it is not as simple as it appears.