San Miguel Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

HARD 118 reviews

San Miguel Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chula Vista, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles 2140 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

This trail is now closed to the public.

hiking
2 days ago

Great leg workout, not much scenery. Worth it.

hiking
7 days ago

The trail is definitely tough, but doable. And because it is "closed to the public" there are three fences/gates that you need to navigate through. It took us 3 1/2 hours to go both ways. And coming down is challenging too, as it is steep. The views at the top are worth the effort though, with great views to the west out to Pt. Loma, south to Otay Lakes and mountains to the east.

The fact they have closed the trail to the public, is a shame. Here is the official reason given by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://bit.ly/2gP2zWF

Considering the adjoining Sweetwater River Trail has figured out a way to accommodate hikers, I would think the we could figure out a way to do it here too. And after all, it was our tax dollars that allowed this land to be acquired in the first place.

hiking
10 days ago

Accidentally went on this one today while trying to do Rock House. It's not easy getting up but getting down was almost harder.

hiking
10 days ago

Did this hike a ways back. It was hard, but worth it.

16 days ago

Any photos you see here with an AMERICAN FLAG ARE NOT MOUNT SAN MIGUEL, but the rock house hike nearby.

2 months ago

trail is closed to the public. no trespassing sign clearly posted along with a locked gate

2 months ago

Short but steep towards the top. Good workout.

hiking
2 months ago

This is right by my home. There were at least a dozen people out there at 6pm. Doesn't say closed out there. I went alone but I recommend a partner. Some areas were hard but not terrible. I'm not young or in perfect shape. It was a great work out. Don't expect to be clean when you're done!

5 months ago

5 months ago

It was really easy. The path is perfect for beginners. In my experience and condition, my friend and I did like less than an hour. But I liked the view and the flag lol

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

loved this hike....why is it closed?

hiking
6 months ago

It was a very challenging hike. Too bad it's already closed. I enjoyed the view and the level of difficulty.

6 months ago

this hike kicked my butt! thank goodness I conquered it before it was closed.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

went off the trail and surprisingly made it back after 4 hrs of hike !

7 months ago

went off the trail and was scary adventure and luckily made it back !

hiking
8 months ago

I did this hike, lol or should I say mountain climb about a year ago and it was a bit difficult but worth the view from the top! A little scary on the way down...