Cowles Mountain via Mesa Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Cowles Mountain via Mesa Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

7 months ago

Last section of the service road is a killer.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

This is all the way up from the backward of standard trail of Cowles Mountain. The last part was pretty steep and slippery on the way back. Once we get into the "service road", it's wide enough, maybe originally this road is for a maintenance car. There is not much shade. Comparing to the standard Cowles mountain trail, hikers are less, so it's not busy.

hiking
27 days ago

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