Cowles Mountain Trail

MODERATE 789 reviews

Cowles Mountain Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

3.0 miles 918 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no shade

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1 day ago

not bad, busy as ever though.

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1 day ago

always overcrowded but fun

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7 days ago

Nice views from the top, but it's just too crowded for my liking.

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10 days ago

es casi puro cerro. fue mi Segundo trail lo baje corriendo y eso que traia un tiron en el muslo izquierdo. encontre una cascabel de 3 pies( de largo) tiene muy Bonita vista. muy recomendable si eres principiante!

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12 days ago

Went on a hike with a Moms group that I'm a part of and most of us brought my kids. This was my 1st hike with my kids and they did great. It was nice to see the full moon raise from behind the mountain.
Just tricky going downhill at night so bring good flashlights and a headlamp, water, and snacks.