Cowles Mountain Trail

MODERATE 1,079 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.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
918 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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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I made it partially up the mountain. I’ll keep trying.

2 days ago

Go here if you enjoy listening to people blaring music while wearing too much cologne. No one acknowledges others, children and dogs everywhere with a rustic feces smell and a view of a dried out driving range. This trail is not for hikers.

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