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 Eastlake, 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.

3 days ago

Wonderful hike today. Incredible views on a clear day. Even saw a road runner!

6 days ago

This is a short and moderate hike, firs and only hill is a bit steep and the path is bit rocky. Good for ab “in a hurry hike”- have fun!

hiking
12 days ago

great hike

hiking
12 days ago

steep incline

12 days ago

it was a great hike. the first incline was hard but once you establish a groove it turned out well.

hiking
15 days ago

Great 2.5 hour workout. Overall the hike is very steep, coming down was quite a challenge. There is a lot of loose gravel which caused someone behind us to fall. No shade, but it was great to be in the sun! Definitely want shoes with good support and traction! Overall a good hike!

hiking
18 days ago

not bad for San Diego area. nice view of the city and Point Loma.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views. Pretty dry and dusty. Super steep at the beginning. Good hike all around. Not many people on a Saturday afternoon. No shade on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

So greatest

hiking
2 months ago

Good sunset hike on Mount Miguel / Rock Head. Reason #1268 to live in San Diego.

hiking
2 months ago

great sun set views. fairly easy if you stay on the switch backs otherwise it's steep.

3 months ago

Hermosas vistas

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike up to the top with good views of the surrounding areas. The trial can get a bit confusing to be sure to use a map or this app. I did a sunset hike and I got an amazing picture. Will do again.

3 months ago

Great views of all three lakes

hiking
4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months 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
6 months ago

Easy hike
Nice views
Bring your dog
Have fun

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