Lake Poway Loop Trail

MODERATE 148 reviews
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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
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 days ago

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

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

It's a fine short hike. Suburban.

1 month ago

horseback riding
1 month ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month 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
1 month ago

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hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy trail to the kids on.

hiking
3 months ago

Is a nice trail we park at blue sky canyon trail we went to the dam half way lake poway we turn around and it was 4.8 miles
Easy , nice views dogs enjoy it very much
Go early we started at 745 am and by 9 it was getting very hot

4 months ago

trail running
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hiking
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4 months ago

I love this trail I've been doing it for years, the views are great the trail is well maintained and it really works the ass muscles. If you have a good jogging stroller with real tires( not those cheap AF plastic ones) you can bring your little one along. I haven't seen any snakes yet this season, and trust me I've been looking out for them.