Gaskill and Lawson Peaks

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Gaskill and Lawson Peaks is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jamul, California that features a cave. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2375 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

cave

views

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

no shade

Starts the same way as the hike to Lawson peak. Go past Lawson and watch for the cut off trail to Gaskill marked by cairns on the side of the trail. Take that use trail to the Gaskill summit. It is a bit overgrown and some rock scrambling and route finding may be required.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Pretty cool hike. Went off the beating path which could’ve taken us towards another trail. Great. Steep climb awesome views.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Service road up to two lightly used summit trails. Both include a bit of 3rd class scrambling, maybe 4th. Lots of chaparral, so pants and long sleeves might be a consideration. It is hot though, no shade. Great hike with views that are worth it.