DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

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no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

Honestly, the hardest part was finding a trail through the scrub brush and mesquite trees, since there is none. This stuff is definitely full of snakes. Try getting to the base by accessing the small dry wash under the train track bridge. We tried walking around the west side and to the south which was the long way around and found some pesos and other evidence of smuggler activities so always be aware of your surroundings.
There is no clear way to the summit but up, so pick a line. Bring a flag (U.S. of course) as the one that’s up there might need to be replaced. Once you get to the top it’ll be worth the effort. You’ll be able to see Jacumba Valley and Mexico, and some of the Coyote Mountains plus all the now little vehicles driving on Interstate 8. The views are amazing! I have driven by this hundreds of times and always wondered how to get up to the top.