Cowles Mountain from Big Rock Trail

MODERATE 212 reviews

Cowles Mountain from Big Rock Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santee, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from October until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

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5 days ago

First time going up this way. Fewer hikers on this route.

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17 days ago

trail running
23 days ago

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29 days ago

Best trail up Cowles. Do it at least once.

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Quite a nice route up Cowles with much less foot traffic. The service road is my next goal. Plan on going up with my bike theu that route

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

I love this trail and suited for my training! It isn't too rocky and crowded than the Cowles Mountain Trailhead. It is a longer route but it was worth it.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Cowles is busy during the weekends, this back side is a lot better then continue on to Pyles Peak.

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2 months ago