San Miguel Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

HARD 208 reviews

San Miguel Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chula Vista, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 2119 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

private property

This trail is now closed to the public.

hiking
2 minutes ago

Danniela, for those of us who want to do it illegally

16 hours ago

Why is this hike on the list if it's been officially closed for a while now?

hiking
2 days ago

4 days ago

14 days ago

Fantastic hike with a fantastic price tag. Trespassing = $289 fine. Golfers at the course called Fish & Game and an officer was waiting for us. He watched us through a spotting scope. He was the nicest officer but the fine wasn't worth the hike.

trail running
21 days ago

26 days ago

This thing is steep. Real good workout to get your heart rate up. I'd avoid it if you have bad knees or anything like that.
I grabbed some big rocks to do arm exercises on the way down...

hiking
1 month ago

Looks like people need to make sure they are on the right trail before they review this one. Rock House is much easier and is often mistaken for this trail, maybe because of the main picture. There's a big difference between 970 feet of elevation gain and 2100.

hiking
1 month ago

the trail you mention here is not all own by fish & wild life. this trail cut thru a private property own by me. anyone is welcome to hike thru my 12 acres property without hindrance. here is the description of the property. start from the fence up about 400 ft x 1350ft to the east, anyone can check it on the county land parcel # 585-140-08-00 or email me at boni_dy@yahoo.com.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a hard steep trail. Bring your hiking poles. Wonderful views!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great leg workout, not much scenery. Worth it.

hiking
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

Short but steep towards the top. Good workout.

hiking
5 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!