Explore San Diego Hikes - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

San Diego Hikes Map
VIEW FULL MAP
trail running
13 hours ago

It’s steeper than the other peaks in Mission Regional, but with a good pace, can use it as running trail for a real good work out

Really fun hike. We crushed it yesterday

Great little hike!

hiking
3 days ago

Love this short yet Steep hike. Beautiful views.

on Pyles Peak Trail

hiking
3 days ago

A pretty good workout hike

hiking
3 days ago

1st time hiking Kwaay Paay. Intense quick hike. Very steep. I surely had fun. Loved the stairs. I'll definitely do this more often. I usually hike Cowles mtn... love it, but it's always crowded unlike Kwaay. Saw only 7 people during my afternoon hike.

It’s ok but not that great hard to find which way to go trail everywhere no sign where does star we when around trying to find the flag .

Loved this. Fun, challenging trail with nice views along and from the top. Slid a few times, watch the loose rock!

great quick intense hike. part of the trails are narrow so be aware if you have your pup with you.

Very beautiful view once you reach the summit ! Get up there early and earn the sunrise!

Great short climb hike up, 1.2 miles, and fun trail run down. Did this hike after hiking Cowles Mtn. Not too many people during week midday.

hiking
8 days ago

If you like hiking after sunset, make sure to park out on the street, or you could end up with a $52 ticket like I did. The views are great. Good workout. I would go back, but make sure to read the parking signs throughly!

Overcrowded. Overrated. And relatively boring most of the hike. A nice workout and a gorgeous wait in line at the top. This hike wouldn’t be so bad if not as many unprepared and rude people hiked it. Go extremely early if you want to enjoy yourself and the nature around you.

Too many people!

Good hard hike for a nice workout. Did this during summer so I Started at 6 am with my dog and ended at 9/10 am. Start and end with a walk near the lake. Potato chip was a little disappointing and you have to climb up on to get to but still a nice fun hike.

I absolutely love this hike! Super easy lots of fun!

Try to go early in the morning. You’ll bit the sun and the line to take a photo at the famous potato chip rock.

This is my second time on this hike and is fun and challenging as always. I went with a ton of my family so we kept stopping to take pictures. This trail is definitely a leg killer but if you push yourself you will make it! People need to pick up their dogs crap and throw the bags away! I’m trying to enjoy a nice hike without worrying about stepping in dog crap! It’s also very crowded, but really fun!

This is a great hike close by in San Diego. It’s pretty steep and rocky so definitely wear hiking shoes or shoes with very good grips. I’d also recommend going on a cool day or very early as there is no shade at all. It’s easy to get confused where the right trail starts so be sure to go in towards the left where the power towers are.

Very crowded, kind of boring

Fun little hike. I enjoy getting lost. It is great until you see the plethora of houses right next to each other. I would do it again.

Trail itself was great. People hiking not so much. Unleashed dogs. Poop bags left on trailside everywhere. Way to crowded. Worst of all was the amplified music, seriously invest in some headphones if you really need the tunes. And the mountain bikers, why even try on a weekend?

Went New Year’s Day and it was trafficked as expected for a cool morning. Get hike for a challenge and felt great to accomplish it. Stay hydrated

we loved this hike. Alot of people was on the trail and at the "chip". Rain made it a lil slippery coming back down but overall it was amazing.

Lots of poop, but really nice i went to lake poway also super nice and a little to crowded

This is a really nice hike. It is a difficult one though. There is alot of elevation change over a short period. Start early, understand it will be cold at the top. It had rained the day before and the puddles further up this hike were all ice.

The trail itself is extremely well marked. Just keep following towards Mt Woodson. The first few miles are about 10 feet wide, well maintained and as the trail progresses it slowly gets narrower but never much below about 3 feet wide. The very steep parts all have rock stairs on the trail.

As you're hiking you might be wondering where the peak is. Look for all the anteneas. They are just above potato chip rock.

If you don't want to pay for parking, you can park across the street from the entrance, but it adds about 1.5 miles round trip to your hike and a bit of elevation.

Load More