Woodson Mountain via Hwy 67

MODERATE 34 reviews

Woodson Mountain via Hwy 67 is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ramona, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.5 miles 1308 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Mt Woodson via Hwy 67 offers breathtaking vistas. This hike is moderately strenuous, and easy to access due to its convenient location. In the summer, be sure to take enough water, it gets extremely hot and dry! The views to the ocean and to Palomar Mountain to the East are worth the effort. There is a longer but more gradual way to the top, via Lake Poway that is more often travelled. https://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mt-woodson-via-lake-poway-trail

23 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail, great workout, steep paved road leads to potato chip rock.
Butt kicker

1 month ago

Love this hike! It's a faster way to the top of Woodson by far. I can usually get to the top in just under an hour. I like the paved road, amazing views, and weaving thru giant boulders! This is also a big hang out for climbers. If your lucky you'll see them in action. If your thing is to stand on potato chip rock for that iconic picture...start early or stay later! The big downer of this hike is the traffic. There is usually a line at the rock. People take turns and it can make for awkward moments trying to be silly or cool while trying to hurry.

1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes. I love the paved roads and the awesome views. It's all uphill which is also a great workout! I'm always intrigued when I see people hiking up at dusk when I'm heading down as I'm not a night hiker. I never want to encounter any hungry wildlife after dark so I will pass on the night hike experience!

2 months ago

Faster way to get to potato chip rock

3 months ago

Beautiful views! Leads right to potato chip rock from the 67 Ramona side.

geocaching
5 months ago

Paved road most of the way, steep in parts, scenic and great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Good workout hike, all asphalt, gets pretty crowded, lots of people coming up this way to go to Potato Chip Rock. Bring lots of water, not much shade, pretty steep most of the way up

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Loved it!

8 months ago

Pretty steep for beginners or if you are out of shape. Asphalt trail to the summit... Great views. Dogs allowed

hiking
10 months ago

Good hike if you dont like dirt trails or a serious hike. Good "date" hike but rather boring if you are a serious hiker as there are loads of people and nearly the whole thing is asphalt

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

trail running
1 year ago

This is great for some serious trail running. Once you get to the top go past the Potato chip rock and you can run down the asphalt road. This adds about 4 miles total and you get an additional 1K ft of elevation. I went through 70 ounces of water so bring your pack. Great place to run by yourself since there are lots of people around. Negatives are how popular the trail is. Try to do it early and on a weekday if you can. Very possible to do both sides (11 miles total) in under 2 hours 30 minutes.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Potato chip rock kept us going on the trail. We had good amount of snacks and water and it was a nice experience. The trail was challenging near the end when there is a fair amount of incline. The legs were jelly for a while but the views were nice along the way. Potato chip rock meant waiting for ~1 hour to get that picture. But may be it was worth it :)

hiking
1 year ago

Just two stars because it's paved the whole way. Great work out though, lots of climbing. This route is shorter and steeper than coming via Lake Poway.
I recorded and uploaded the track titled may92015.

hiking
1 year ago

This is the Short paved route up to Potato Chip Rock. You have to park by the highway (Julian Rd/ Route 67). Done this hike few times now and has a great scenery. From the road to the Chip is about 4.3 miles.

Leave at sun rise if you dont want to wait long to take a pic on the Chip.