South Fortuna Mountain

MODERATE 202 reviews

South Fortuna Mountain is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles 1538 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Get a map at the trail head. There are a lot of trails in the park and though they are marked, they can be confusing.

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5 days ago

Nice little uphill

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25 days ago

As of Feb 25, 2017 it is impossible to do this hike as the San Diego river is flowing so high you cannot cross safely. We had to do improvise and do the hikes running parallel to the river.

hiking
30 days ago

If it rained recently, bring a small towel to dry your feet so you can cross the river with your shoes off. No one likes hiking in wet shoes. It's a lot more beautiful after the rain than it is in the dead heat of winter.

hiking
1 month ago

Good long hike. Loved the stairs!

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Challenging

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1 month ago

My wife and I are over 70 and it was all we could handle.

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1 month ago

Nice hike. Not too busy. The river is still flowing pretty strong. At the shallowest point to cross it's still 5 or 6 inches deep of running water. So plan accordingly.