Mount Helix is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Mesa, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles
32 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly

scenic driving

trail running


partially paved


city walk

3 months ago

Cool place to spend a few minutes watching sunset. As with other reviews, note it is not a hike. Very tight space with a little very short trail circling around stone amphitheater. Only space for about 15 cars along road and tiny parking lot. Took my Doberman and he enjoy sniffing around a little, oh and brought my boyfriend too and took cool sunset pics. The handful of people there very nice.

5 months ago

Beautiful locale, would be amazing if the County revived it for theatre and live performances!

Monday, December 11, 2017

it is a narrow road. Not a trail, it should not be on this app.

Friday, June 16, 2017

We always start from the bottom where the fire station is at. It's ok. I wouldn't really consider this a Hike. More like a walk up to your friends house who lives up the hill. No biggie. I don't know why it's considered as moderate here but oh well. Should be easy.
But the top part is really nice. Some stairs we use to run up and down as a work out.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The little side trail on top, provides a great view over El Cajon. There is also a drinking fountain toward the front of the amphitheater.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I park at the bottom across from the fire station. It's a moderately steep trek to the top on an asphalt road that is open to cars. Views are 360° on the way up and at the top. Views are beautiful any time of day but especially at sunset.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Absolutely no parking and too many homes

Sunday, May 01, 2016

I lived in this neighborhood so it was my morning/evening running path. Not a trail. Spectacular 360 views and a stone auditorium great for running stairs or doing cross fit exercises. Almost always lots of car traffic.

trail running
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

This trail is a paved road with lots of beautiful homes, perfect for a runner. Once you're up at the top you have some stairs you can enjoy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Awesome and easy paved trail with a great view

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Well if you guys looked around you woulda seen a big mountain with a cross on it and thought hmm. I bet that's the one they're talking about

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