South Fortuna Mountain

MODERATE 329 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
1538 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.

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9 hours ago

Trail is definitely challenging at points, make sure you bring enough water. The path is well defined but rocky. The wildlife is amazing; I loved watching and listening to the quails. The mission trails area can get a bit confusing, so pick up a map at the visitors center and pay attention to the trail signs. If I had more time I would have liked to visit the North Fortuna summit also, as it only adds an additional mile or so on to the total hike from the Fortuna Saddle trail.

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Lightly trafficked trail w decent signage...but keep your eyes on the app so you don't miss a turn here and there. The steps near the summit are a challenge.

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