Mother Miguel Mountain Via Rock House Trail

MODERATE 305 reviews
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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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11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

The view on the top is nice. Similar to Cowles. The trail winds around but many hikers just take the straight route. It's killer on your calves and ankle.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Easy hike
Nice views
Bring your dog
Have fun

mountain biking
12 days ago

trail running
14 days ago

backpacking
15 days ago

It was very steep. We could've bear crawled the whole way up. We got to see a really cool BIG black tarantula on our way down. If you have bad knees I wouldn't recommend this hike. Visiting from DFW Texas but would love to do it again to test myself since I know what to expect.

17 days ago

A bit steep going up but a great hike. It took us a few times to find the trail that leads to the top.

trail running
18 days ago

18 days ago

The best!

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21 days ago

Nice

23 days ago

hiking
25 days ago