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Love everything about this hike.

Nice hike with some challenging sections. The six mile loop is a combination of a bunch of different paths so I recommend running this app during your hike. You can’t just zone out and walk/run the whole thing. When you come out of the parking lot, there is a cool bridge over a canyon. You turn left once across the bridge to get to The Fortuna loop. If you want to go counterclockwise, the path off to the right is roughly a hundred yards after turning left from the bridge. If you turn right from the bridge, there are some very steep repeated climbs for a warm up.

I did it counterclockwise and enjoying hustling up the long run of steps. I definitely preferred going up those versus down. It took me just over 90 minutes to complete. There are spectacular views from both peaks. I was fine starting at 8am on a weekday in mid-November with a 12-16oz bottle of water. I passed maybe five people going in my direction and about the same going the other way.

Beautiful place

Beautiful hike. Difficult but worth it! Start early park closes gates strictly 5pm

A really nice, easy urban-ish walk. Takes you through some of San Diego’s old neighborhoods and canyons. Ends with a stroll through Balboa Park. Nice for a hot Santa Ana day with plenty of availability for shade depending on what side of the street you choose to walk on!

Beautiful trail with some good shade.

Perfect to test our skills

hiking
7 days ago

Hard to find the trail path and stay on it. Lots of homeless around and the trail was dirty. Lots of trash everywhere. Probably won’t do this one again!

Amazing views.

Great hike! Some hills that were a great workout and otherwise a pleasant walk!

This was one of the best hikes! Highly recommend it

Fantastic views. Moderately challenging depending on the level of sun and heat you're encountering. Bring more water than you need and do the hike clockwise so that the heavy incline (on the S.Fortuna side), is actually a decline.

I wouldn't reccomend the north trail for mt biking unless you like hike !bike

Amazing hiking. All the trail was very quiet so you could hear the sound of nature.

I love this trail, especially in the Fall. I bring my labrador and we have a great time.

hiking
19 days ago

A flat and easy trail. Good for quick hike to enjoy the outdoors. Saw different types of birds. A descent outing.

Pick up you dog s**t and trash you filthy animals. Don’t bring your aggressive dogs on trail; otherwise it is a nice stroll.

I loved it! Very calm a relaxing!!

When you need a trail to get you back into it after a 2 month summer hibernation. Off to Cuyamaca

Make sure you go early and wear shoes with good traction! It looks harder than it is.

Really well-maintained trail, nice variety in pathways, and beautiful views. Go AS EARLY as you can get there to enjoy some sense of solitude and beautiful light along the way.

For runners, a great place to practice decision-making for when to walk up steeps and when to run- and as a bonus, BOMBING downhill fun all the way.

This is our go to for a quick dose of nature. I often come here to clear my head and get centered.i love this place. It’s beautiful after a heavy rain.

Good workout, lots of up and down. We went counterclockwise and hit the stairs going up. The trails are marked with changing names. Hard to get lost, but easy to make a wrong turn. Great view from both peaks.

Not a bad trail. More of a nature walk than a hike. Sandy along the river bed. Several shallow crossings.

Easy hike, not very taxing at all. Stellar views, nice trail, cool trees. 10/10

it was a decent walk.

The Ferndell loop was a great start to a great day of hiking! Got to see different wildlife and little streams. Great for kids, pets, etc. and you might even spot a celebrity along the way!

Awesome trail! Gradual incline on the switchbacks. I am fat and hate switchbacks but this was moderate and doable. Some areas are Rocky ankle twisters, also a few rock scrambles. Pay the $10 to park at the campground don't cheat it that money helps maintain the trails. Don't be a ass. Bathrooms at the campground are clean picnic tables for lunch, nice place. Julian up the road is nice stop for an ice cream reward.

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