Old Dam South Fortuna Kwaay Paay Summit Loop Trail

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Old Dam South Fortuna Kwaay Paay Summit Loop Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1243 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Please note: the trail between Kaway Paay Peak and the Visitor Center is currently closed.

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Tough to begin and gets easier!

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4 months ago

General area is awesome for variety and scenery; however, the trail between Kaway Paay Peak and the Visitor Center is closed. Still recommend this route just use Father Junipero Serra Trail for the mentioned closed section.

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4 months ago

Definitely enjoyed the challenge of this trail. Coming down off Fortuna is probably the most trying part because of the rocks, there is also a steep incline when you first start on the South Fortuna trail. There is a series of trails in this area so just keep the all trails app going and you'll navigate just fine. Gorgeous trail, I enjoyed the changing of terrains!