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Mother Miguel Mountain via Sweetwater Park

MODERATE 62 reviews

Mother Miguel Mountain via Sweetwater Park is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bonita, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.8 miles
2,362 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding

nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers



1 month ago


3 months ago

Easy hike

4 months ago

Lots of confusing side trails. Fun overall experience.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Came across a rattlesnake today! be safe and watch where you step!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

We did this and ended up at San Miguel. Followed the map. Wasn't the elevation we expected to reach based on this app, but it was a lot of fun. The pictures at the rock house were awesome. Definitely a great hike that isn't very difficult.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Apologize for hasty remark earlier, I am starting to like your program better. keep up the good work. Will review san gorgonio, next ( my net planned hike, again).

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Will work out your legs. Beware of rubber legs on the way back.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Friday, September 09, 2016

This trail is actually 7 miles in and out to the flag. If you do all 11 miles you will end up at the beginning of the Rockhouse. There is no shade at all so try not to do it on a hot day. Nice incline for about 1.5 miles. Good work out and a nice view of the city and lake.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Great hike

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Great hike one of my favorite hikes in San Diego. Amazing view at the top. It is a must hike if you have never hiked it before

mountain biking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Stop cutting across the switch backs!!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Easy hike for the entire family, dog and 3 yr old alike.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Started from the street near the park. I never did see a sign and ended up hiking to the top of the hill with the horse trail. Retraced my steps and moved over to the dirt road that eventually took me up to the top.

Monday, June 16, 2014

MTB review. First, start from sweet water reservoir (ask park rangers how to get there). The first part if the trail is all pretty easy - just make a left sling bank, and keep right after power station and wrap around the mountain It's all uphill but not bad. Once you wrap around the mountain you will see stadium lighting, a ravine and an odious trail making its accent up the mountain from the canyon. The mountain is very steep, but there are a lot of switchbacks to get up there, USE THEM! This is the most difficult and grueling part of the trail! After that just follow the ridge line along the east side of the mountain and up to the peak. It's almost entirely single track and mostly compacted dirt. The lines if sight are long and you can really get some speed on the way down. Its a great ride, great cardio, great challenge and a blazing down hill. Bring an energy bar and lots of water!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

This is NOT The trail for Mount Miguel. It is in a completely different area. Be careful you will get lost.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tried to do this hike the other day but it was closed about 2 miles in. Disappointing the hike was cut short.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tough hike, especially with the 28-lb packs my husband & I were toting (training for Whitney). We did it today - hiked up to the flag, then bushwhacked a bit to get back to the east-bound trail to the top of San Miguel (the flag marks the halfway point to San Miguel). There are NO switchbacks - this trail is straight up & straight down. We saw lots of wildlife, and lots of people too (not like Cowles, but still more than I anticipated). There are lovely views and there was a nice breeze coming up the ridge.

There is no shade, so bring plenty of water. We decided to leave our dog at home this time so we could practice with our trekking poles, and we're glad we did - most of the trail is on loose scree.

There are no facilities anywhere along this trail.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Great views

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This was a great challenge for me. Such an awesome view from the top.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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