Pyles Peak Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice hike moderate until the last 0.25 miles almost straight up! Nice view. Take a glass of wine and a snack. A perfect place to watch the sunset!
Love this hike if done from the Santee side. Took us about 2 hours.
Excellent hike ! Started at Big Rock and did Cowles and then went onto Pyles. We did not realize how far Pyles was from Cowles. It was pretty warm too. When I do this again, I'll have a bigger hat and more water !
Peaks one and two 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.
This was a great addition to cowles mountain if you want a bit of an extra challenge. Due to the nature of climbing two peaks ultimately the way back is challenging as well to get back to the top of cowles mountain! Very few people compared to cowles which was nice.