South Fortuna Mountain

MODERATE 443 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.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
5 days ago

Great and challenging hike, especially going up the stairs towards the end. Make sure to pay attention to the signs or you might just miss the peak. So many different routes to take to get you to the top!

hiking
5 days ago

Good hike. Took on North and South together.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Excellent easy to moderate

1 month ago

This trail is awesome. Better then cowles.

hiking
1 month ago

This whole area has a lot of hiking options, obscure back trails, and spots to post up. it was really nice to see the large amount of flowing water.

1 month ago

loved the stairway to haven

hiking
1 month ago

Nice view

1 month ago

gotta love the steps near the end! great workout and great view.

1 month ago

good hike

1 month ago

Loved the different terrains. Beautiful view!

hiking
2 months ago

Nicely taken care of. Lots of trails off the main ones that allow for creative hiking. Nice area and will definitely come back.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Follow the Fortuna Trail and you won't get lost. You initially start on the San Diego River Crossing Trail. Completed it in 2hrs with a decent pace as I stopped to enjoy the scenery.

3 months ago

Nice

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hike with two pretty steep climbs and a number of other trail options if you want to make it longer or shorter. Outreach was just about 1.5 hours in a loop.

3 months ago

Great hike

4 months ago

Scenic and challenging!

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

@getnaturehigh completed this today. in 3:30 hours with the north mountain. loved it. every trail is marked.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views from the south mountain, if you can make it to the north mountain I recommend it as the views are better. The trail is not defined very well with markers so be sure to have your app open or your map. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. If you hike clockwise, you will come down the infamous steps on south mountain. Hike counter clockwise and you will get to attempt the stairs, which is very fun/exhausting.

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