North Fortuna Mountain via Oak Canyon, Fortuna Saddle, and North Fortuna Trails

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Mission Trails Regional Park

North Fortuna Mountain via Oak Canyon, Fortuna Saddle, and North Fortuna Trails is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length4.6 miElevation gain1,108 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Kara Presley
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Jon & Melody T.
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AllTrails rates this as “Moderate,” which is a reasonable rating. However, I would say that it is on the strenuous side of moderate—not because it requires any technical skill, but because it has a relentless incline averaging 14% sustained over 1.2 miles. The overall distance/elevation numbers are somewhat misleading, because nearly ALL of the elevation gain comes inside that 1.2 miles, once you turn up Fortuna Saddle. Unfortunately, Fortuna Saddle doesn’t really have amazing views or places to take a break. Having said that... the mountain has great views, a well-maintained trail, and this hike is a solid workout. It all depends what you’re looking for. (Currently, due to COVID, there are no porta-potties at the trailhead parking lot. Stop at the lot across from the campground and walk in past the entrance gate to use those restrooms.)

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Anthony Nick
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Good workout. A decent stretch of just a steep uphill service road like trail. Nice views beginning and end of trail r fun but the middle is kinda bland. Would rather hot north fortune from south fortune mountain trail, way more fun of a hike!

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Brenda Cortez
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The scenery was nice. The trail was a bit confusing. Then again this was our first time. Lots of shade, that’s for sure.

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Jessica Koster
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Art Murillo
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it’s steep ... it’s beautiful

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Kali Knaack
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Really cool hike by the river, multiple neat bridges, and lots of frogs!

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Alia Khouri
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Great! Steep but great for early morning. Shady for 75%. States at 7:30 ended @ 11am. Took a nice long break at the summit.

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Stephanie Theilacker
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Dee ☺ .
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John D'Angelo
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Zane S
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Super solid trail. Best 360 view of San Diego I’ve found so far. Definitely worth it. Varied terrain so it’s got lots to look at. Nothing too crazy so I would consider it moderate. I even wore 1 Lb ankle weights for the first time and had no issues. There is one part that is quite steep but it’s wide and fairly flat so it wasn’t horrible. Just took our time. Wouldn’t go immediately after heavy rain because part of it runs along a river but two days post rain it was really nice. We even heard a couple frogs enjoying the water.

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Zoe Xia
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The river was very nice after the rain. Very heavily trafficked so I would recommend very early morning hike to avoid the crowd.

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Mark Thrush
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Dennis Wheeler
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henry papadin
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Denean Ermel
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Sandra Arellano
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N J R
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Rod Speer
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A little busy with groups of people hiking. Likely with gyms closed and it being January more people than usual. Still big stretches with few to no people. This specific route/trail gets confusing and I had to check all trails frequently to keep on the right path. Easy in spots, tough in others.

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Justin Joe
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Denean Ermel
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Jessica Krtek
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Jombi B
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Amy Tilk
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First half is extremely rocky. Difficult for dogs.

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Lindsey Chronert
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randy johnson
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Isabel Del Mundo
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