Mother Miguel Mountain Via Rock House Trail

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Mother Miguel Mountain Via Rock House Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bonita, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
977 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

Once on top, to the east you can see the eastern mountains, rolling hills, and the Salt Creek Golf Course; to the west and south you can see all of Bonita, Sweetwater Reservoir, and Chula Vista all the way to the bay and the sea. Enjoy views all the way to Mexico, Coronado, and Downtown San Diego. No shade, rapid elevation change, very steep in some areas. Loose rocks! Be careful on your way down.

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No shade or trees. A good steep climb but short. No water and you don't always get a good view. Great hike if your trying to get a work out in.

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Nice hike with great views of downtown, Coronado, and cabrillo. We went on a day that wasn't really clear, and the views were still impressive. I can only imagine them on a clear day! Bring lots of water and a hat because there is no shade. It's a rocky climb up so wait sh your footing. This was a nice, quick hike

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Great morning for my first hike up San Miguel Mountain. I met some wonderful ladies that invited me to hike with them. It was very overcast which was perfect. Look forward to a second climb and views.

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