Cowles Mountain from Barker Way

MODERATE 33 reviews

Cowles Mountain from Barker Way is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles 856 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

12 days ago

recommended route to cowles

16 days ago

Not heavily trafficked and definitely a nice different view going up Cowles Summit. For those easily scared of heights, there are some parts of the trail that are open and narrow but nothing too crazy. Nice and quiet hike with pretty nice view on the way up.

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2 months ago

Beautiful Views, Pretty Fragrant Flowers, Less Crowded than Main Trail, Heard Some Bees Beware

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4 months ago

This is my preferred trail on cowles. very nice views and not as crowded.

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5 months ago

Not crowded. Not as steep as there are more switchbacks.

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6 months ago

Another way up Cowles. Less crowded.