Cowles Mountain to Pyles Peak Trail Via Big Rock Trail

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Cowles Mountain to Pyles Peak Trail Via Big Rock Trail is a 7.5 mile out and back trail located near Santee, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Mission Trails Regional Park is a short distance from downtown San Diego and provides easy access for those who live near San Diego. With over 40 miles of trails, it is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. This is the Cowles Mountain Region of the Mission Trails Regional Park.

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hiked earlier today def a good hike pretty rocky in certain areas. make sure you go early because it gets pretty hot out there. view of lake murray.

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I love this trail. Just a few people out on a summer weekend morning. Weather high 70s to low 80s and even a breeze.

Sure it's steep but it's so pretty. Lots of that red dirt and beautiful views.

Loved using my poles especially on that last 1/4 mile to the peak. And in general on the downhill saves the knees!

Uncrowded and beautiful scenery.

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A challenging and rewarding hike in San Diego city limits with much less traffic after you pass the Cowles Mountain summit.

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