Loved this trail. First time I had gone. Took my pups it was nice not to many people and only one other dog. The chairs are so cool at the top.

Love this trail!!! It’s marked pretty well. It’s a decent incline to the top. Lots of complaints on dog poop but I don’t think it’s dog poop. It looks to be wild animal poop-but there is quite a bit of it. The chairs at the top are awesome! I’m so glad I got up to to do this morning.

El camino muy claro y la vista desde las sillas que están en la cima, inmejorables!

Perfect Sunday hike! Gorgeous trail with such a nice reward at the end! Great hike to do with dogs. We probably saw about four other groups of people the whole day which is very empty for San Diego. Would deff put this hike into the cycle of hikes you can do again and again.

This was actually a pretty cool little hike. Good workout for a short hike, I'm used to doing mountain hikes and did Cucamonga two days ago. The views are surprisingly nice and the chairs at the top are interesting and fun. If you do the hike you will see what I mean. The only issue is there is a lot of dog poop on the trail. why do people have to be so stupid and irresponsible I'll never know. Maybe their mother didn't hug them enough growing up.

Nice and quiet! We went on Sunday and saw 3 people hiking.

Very cool trail. Great terrain, single trail with good vegetation. Great views from the chairs and the view point. Well maintained trail with some cool rock formations. I recommend it.

Great hike today. First time on this trail and I will definitely have to do It again.

Really nice trail, well maintained. Please remember to clean up after your dog! Not too many people on a chilly January morning.

Nice trail, beautiful view from the chairs, and not many people!

Pretty trail, good incline. Great views but the chairs at the top were the reason we went lol

Good workout with the pup!

Lovely, well-maintained trail. Very exposed so bring lots of water. Stay left at the trail intersection to make you way up to the ridge where they are some chairs to rest on and take in the views. Once you hit the main ridge line, look for the chairs to the right so as not to miss the tiny path up to them.

Great hike- took entire family-trail is becoming more popular thus isn't as brushy as in the past- obvious trail maintenance -Thank you! Beautiful views of Valley of the Sun to the east (Ramona and beyond) can see ocean to the west as well - chairs at top a a nice place to experience an amazing panoramic view

Good trail, (standard SoCal conditions—so if it’s not a cool day it’ll be hot. No shade). The two chairs at the top are fun, and make for a brag worthy photo to share with friends. Technically the trail goes .2 miles further than the chairs, but the view is the same.

trail running
5 months ago

Perfect place to train for outdoor running with minimal incline.

7 months ago

Awesome trail. Wear pants or something because it's pretty overgrown the last mile or two of the trail. Once at the top, you have to jump on some rocks to get the best view. Literally panoramic views of escondido, ramona, and everything else around there. Bring binoculars because there's a ton of birds (if you're into that).

Good uphill climb. Lightly used trail. Lots of brush on the path. The chairs at the top are cool and have a much better view than the end of the trail.

Moderate trail... trail slightly over grown in some areas so have to walk through plants. Saw a huuuge rattlesnake so beware! Got beautiful views at the top. The chairs were a fun break and made for unique photos. We ran on the way down after enjoying our time at the top. About 2 hours without rushing.

Take the left fork to get to the sweet chairs at the top! Literally no one on the trail, it was magnificent! Some hot spots, some rather cool, bring a light jacket! Also the trail is thin and there are lots of flowers encroaching one it so highly recommend pants/high socks!

mountain biking
11 months ago

While this trail is marked for Mountain Biking, there are signs all over saying otherwise. This is NOT a cycling-friendly trail! I was pretty bummed to discover this after driving out, but I found some other fun rides in the same area, so not a total loss. I'll just have to come back and hike it sometime.

trail running
Monday, February 27, 2017

Good place ⛰

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Great views. Up up then down down. Some erosion on trails. All around great hike.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Easy to follow trail with some great views at the top! The trail is overgrown in some places, so I suggest wearing pants to avoid scratching your legs. There's also a fallen tree across the trail within the first half mile, but it's easily navigable. Really great hike

Monday, November 14, 2016

This was a cool, moderate strenuous hike, especially the pair of lawn chairs on top of a massive boulder at the Southeast Peak and the peak log at the Southwest Peak. Racked up a total of 6.51 RT hiking mileage with a total 1,177 ft. elevation gain. First, we trekked to the Southeast Peak, then did about-face and saddle-backed towards the Southwest Peak to sign the peak log. Disappointed we didn't locate a geological benchmark, but the peak log is as good to make it an official hike after signing it.

on Arroyo Seco Trail

Monday, September 12, 2016

it's a pretty casual stroll. No scenic view though.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The sign at the trailhead says South Trail, so that's what I will call it. I ended up hiking 6.57 miles in 2 hrs 47 min (hiking time) with a total elevation gain of 1819'. I stepped off at about 7am the temp was 64'. I finished my hike at 10am and the temp was now 94'. Bring lots of water and snacks for this moderate hike. You are exposed most of the time. Also, wear long pants and long sleeves, especially if you decide to take the SW trail. About 6/10s of a mile in there is a fork in the trail with a marker that that gives you the option of continuing SE or taking the trail on the right SW. If you are adventurous and want the challenge of busting the brush go SW. From the trailhead to the end of trail sign it is only 1.5 miles. Just before the End Trail sign there is a viewpoint. Hidden between the rocks at the viewpoint is an ammo. Open it up and sign in! From here I headed back down to the fork and took the SE trail. You will be rewarded with some awesome views, a short cruise along the ridge, and a set of chairs that have been concreted on top of a huge boulder. Take the time to circle around the back of the boulder, climb the wooden stairs, take a seat and just take it in. You won't regret it! This was a fun training hike for me.

trail running
Friday, July 08, 2016

Nice flat quiet trail. West side is closed off at the La Loma Bridge due to construction. Stay on the West trail.

This trail is NOT the South West Trail, it is the South East Trail, as seen here: You'll run into a fork about half a mile into the trail. Staying to the left will keep you on this trail.
We went during the first week of June so there weren't as many wildflowers as we'd thought, because of which (I think) bees weren't a problem. There was poison ivy down by the creek crossings and quite a bit of overgrowth at many parts of the trail, so recommend wearing pants. Very little shade throughout the trail so carry a hat and lots of water. Also, tons of ants all over so make sure you watch out if you're standing in one place, taking photos or such Fantastic views of the San Pasqual Valley and Ramona from the top.

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