Old Dam South Fortuna Kwaay Paay Summit Loop Trail

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Old Dam South Fortuna Kwaay Paay Summit Loop Trail is a 7 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
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2139 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Beginning at Mission Dam parking lot. Up the Saddle to S. Fortuna. Onward down the 'staircase' into the valley, across the river and toward the Visitor's Center. Cross the road and up Climber's Loop. Off trail at top of ascent and scramble up rocky path. Head for the peak to find trail back to Dam.

hiking
9 days ago

trail running
15 days ago

Kwaay Peak is really fun but I could not find the trail down. I ended up going back down Kwaay Peak and ran south Fortuna to the stairs. 7 miles ended up being 10.5.

hiking
1 month ago

Straight up hill with some nice scenery. Walked in from the initial driveway before the guest/visitor center which made the round trip a bit under six miles at 5.6 miles. The iPhone tracker said we hit 67 flights of stairs. The dam before hand is a fun little explore around. My cattle dog is worn out so bring plenty of water if you're with your pup. If he's toast it's a tough go. Happy hiking!

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love it!

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Kids and puppy loved exploring here

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hiking
6 months ago

Loved it! Brought our pup and had a wonderful time!

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