Lake Poway Loop Trail

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Lake Poway Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Poway, 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
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
6 hours ago

Nice little hike around Lake Poway. Too many people though due to the trailhead of Mt. Woodson starting off this hike

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Saw great wildlife. There were gorgeous views from everywhere. A good amount of inclines for a good workout, but still fairly easy. Highly recommend for a hike if short on time.

13 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful hiking trail. Does anyone know how much total altitude gain there is on the loop?

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

It's a fine short hike. Suburban.

2 months ago

horseback riding
2 months ago

3 months ago

Pretty and relaxing. Love this for a daily hike or some weekend R&R

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

I really liked this trail for running, although it's really hot in the afternoon hours in June. The trails are wide enough for 4 across easily with enough variation in ups/downs to be enjoyable. There are port-a-johns along the trail if you need to go. Also, well maintained with views of the lake from most vantage points. There is a concession stand with good beer also available which is nice after a hot hike or run. It's a nice park to hang out at with plenty of shade to lounge around in. One downside is that the parking is $10 per day unless you're a Poway resident, which then I believe that it's free. There are other areas outside the park to park your vehicle to make it free, just check satellite imagery.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago