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Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail

Poway, CA

Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Poway, CA that features a lake 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.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Rock House
12 hours ago

14 Completed1 Reviews

nobody takes the actual trail.
felt like that guy with the big head in the Shrek movie when running back haha but still nice and easy...

on Rock House
11 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome!!

on Rock House
13 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

For everyone talking about the switch backs, you are NOT supposed to cut across them. Nor are you supposed to go straight up the mountain!! You're destroying trails and wildlife by doing this, that can ultimately close down trails. If you don't know etiquette or how to stay ON a trail, you don't belong on them.

on Rice Canyon Trail
20 days ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

It's an easy walking/running trail. The location is why it got an extra star. It's a little gem in the middle of the suburbs. There is minimal parking at the trail head but more is available at the park across the street. There's no view but the tidy path and shrubbery make up for it. With summer here most of the shrubs are brown but that's just incentive to come back during spring. The only con is that people are not picking up their dog droppings...so disrespectful.

on CLOSED: San Miguel Mounta...
22 days ago

39 Completed2 Reviews

on Rice Canyon Trail
25 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

great hike very easy they have a parking lot not in residential area

on CLOSED: San Miguel Mounta...
28 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

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

on CLOSED: San Miguel Mounta...
28 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

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

on Rock House
28 days ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

on Rock House
1 month ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike, great workout, great for the dogs as well. The only downfall is the trail itself isn't really marked well and there's a few different roads/trails in the beginning which makes it confusing. NO SHADE! Definitely recommend going early and bring lots of water.

on CLOSED: San Miguel Mounta...
1 month ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Lower Otay Lake
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Went there with my two young kids and we have a good time, the path is easy and fun for beginners, nice ride nice view.

on Rock House
1 month ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

awesome view of all southbay... priceless..had lunch on top.make sure to keep going all the way to the top and u will see the flag...be careful going back down lots of lose gravel..

on Rice Canyon Trail
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Rock House
1 month ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

on CLOSED: San Miguel Mounta...
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Rock House
1 month ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

It was excellent!! Great views!!! Make sure to hike the switchbacks and not just straight up the mountain, you not only get more steps in but it keeps the mountain from eroding. Look for the flag at the top !!!!

on Rock House
1 month ago

hiking
11 Completed2 Reviews


1 month ago

road biking

Nice for chill bike rides and/or walks.

on Rock House
1 month ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

Great views once at the top. Fairly steep and the trial is not well marked. No shade so bring water.