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Sooooooo many unfriendly people

This is a nice place to take the family. It's an easy walk. We saw lots of crabs and other little animals in the little creek. Watch out for horse poop. Oh and you're not allowed to go up to the fence

The five peaks are awesome, but I would avoid this path. The route between Pyles Peak and Mission Gorge Road is totally off trail and much of it is through very thick/dense/sharp brush, trees, bushes, etc. It was almost impossible to get through and we got scraped to hell. It also dumps out out on the outside of a locked fence surrounding a neighborhood. We got lucky and found a gate that was unlocked, but I still feel bad about going off trail.

You can still hit all five in a day, but might have to backtrack after Pyles, then walk over and hit the other three.

Love this hike. It's peaceful

1 day ago

on Chollas Lake Park

1 day ago

Love doing the back part of the trail overlooking the baseball field with the city in the view

1 day ago

It has a very nice view, but it's always crowded here.

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!

Nice hike. Moderate incline.

I hiked it today in the rain. Muddy but awesome! It's listed as difficult, but I think it was pretty moderate. Took my 2 dogs and I 2.5 hours from the car to the peak and back. Beautiful view.

This was a fun, easy hike following some rain. On the cobb trail, I spotted two bobcats !