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This is the center point to view most of San Diego County's mountains. Absolutely stunning!

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
11 days ago

Started out around 7:00am, temp in my truck displayed a chilly 28degrees. This trail was awesome, didn’t see another soul the entire time. Views are spectacular as advertised. Trail is a little tight in some areas with brush, but by no means a problem. Although there are some steep inclines, I felt this was on the easier side of difficult. Also tacked on Los Pinos peak. Added an extra 3 miles and 900’ of elevation. Check out recording if interested in the route. When I finished truck temp displayed 81 degrees. So be prepared for large temp swings.

hiking
bugs
19 days ago

Lots of flies, but I guess I Don’t really mind them. I started pretty late and knew I wanted to start heading back down by 5 to make it back To car before dark. I did but it was getting dark and that was a little scary. Definitely Left it a little too late, it was alright though. Super beautiful hike, my new favorite hike I’m San Diego!!!! Would love to go early and explore the area the entire day. Also obviously forgot to turn Recorder off. I finished where I started

One of the most beautiful hikes in San Diego.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
muddy
no shade
over grown
rocky
snow
1 month ago

thru- hiked the whole trail in 2016 took me 5.5 months with 39 zeros

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

One of the best hikes in San Diego, without a doubt.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked trail. The 8.9 miles designated for this trail has its turnaround when it hits the Hauser Canyon floor, where there’s another worn trail. On the other side of the trail is the continuation of the PCT. I took the worn trail to a “creek crossing”. There was flowing filterable water on 10.3.19 at the 6 mile mark from the trailhead. Beautiful hike. Saw a total of 3 people, multiple red tailed hawks, 1 deer, and heard a mountain lion (sounded <30-yards away), but no further interaction.

Lake Morena loop - started out to hike on a chilly morning, couldn't ask for a better weather. Rafter of turkeys welcomed us. Throughout the trail, the views were so pretty. We hiked counter clockwise. Towards the summit, it's easy to go off the trail. Looking out for cairn was very helpful. But highly recommend downloading maps offline. Will definitely do this hike again!

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

wowzer! intense hike, stopped overnight just before the decent into hauser canyon. the climb down in rough and the climb back out is super long and steep! overall amazing experience. trekking poles (or at least one) is a must. we went 9/27-28th and there was no water at all. all the creeks were dry. we took 6L each which ended up being the perfect amount.

Great hike. Went clockwise. 8 miles roughly. Trail is hard to follow at top of mountain. Be sure to use AllTrails to stay on the path (download maps ahead of time) and keep an eye out for cairns. Going down the steep ravine with the thick steel cable is a little sketchy. Be sure your shoes are in good shape. Poles not needed on trail, but you might want to wear pants for when you go off trail - which you inevitably will. Good views of lake and surrounding mountains. The descent was more tiring than the ascent, weirdly. Good workout overall. Start early and park in the little, round dirt parking lot next to trail.

Beautiful view once you get to the top ! Definitely take insect repellent. I guess the sound of mosquitoes annoy me and I wish I had put more repellent on. We went in summer and it’s HOT , so start early and always bring plenty of water!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

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