5 Peaks Shuttle Trail

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5 Peaks Shuttle Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near San Diego, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3241 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

I did all 5 Peaks in 1 day without stop or getting in a car . I walk from trails head to trails head. Start from visiting Center n climbs the stair thru South Fortuna And hikes to North Fortuna, hikes a long the freeway to Oak CanyonTrails, cross the dam then hikes up Kwaay Paay came down hikes 2.5miles on the side walk to Big Rock and climbs Cowles n Pyle Peak then hikes on the street back to Visiting Center which another 2 miles or so. Total up 21 miles in 8 hrs with 4,950Ft of gains. "

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4 months ago

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9 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

Overall pretty awesome loop. Just be forewarned there is a BUNCH of bushwacking required once you get past Pyles Peak, especially the last 1/3 mile or so. Make sure you have the app downloaded to help with navigation.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Great hike/run. Bagging all five peaks in one day is the best way to truly see mission trails. Start early! You can link all five by hiking on road from the Santee side near the campground to the backside of cowles mountain.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

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