Mother Miguel Mountain to Sweetwater Reservoir Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews

Mother Miguel Mountain to Sweetwater Reservoir Loop is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Chula Vista, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.6 miles
1,627 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running



no shade

Great hike!

2 months ago

Did a couple of months ago - very steep start with lots of loose rocks so be careful
Rest is pretty good fun with some great views

3 months ago

Beautiful views of distant ocean, Point Loma, downtown, lakes, jets, and hills. Best to do loop on cooler, clear days. Navigation of loop somewhat tricky due many erosion ruts, game trails and power line access roads. Map spur shown to lake overlook can be skipped because peak views are better. Tips: 1. Start going thru double truck gate. Go several 100 yds then turn right down sketchy short trail to line up with massive erosion rut up the mtn. 2. Generally follow erosion rut trail to flag at peak. 3. Continue past peak on clear trail and start creeping down the backside. 4. Do not take two dead power line access roads on map to left! 5. Aim for far distant kiosk looking bench cover. 6. Go to metal equip. shed and turn left on single track mtn trail at side of shed. 7. After decent to gentle ravine generally aim for access road under distant power lines. 8. Aim for ball field light poles. 9. Turn right uphill on sketchy trail in step 1.