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Great views from the top perch including Palomar to the north, Cuyamaca to the east, and Otay to the south. Nice cooling breeze after moderate climbing. Easy to lose the main trail but also easy to find it again. Trail surface kind of hard for the most part. Lighly travelled, even on a Saturday.

The washed out fire road up was nothing to write home about. The rock-scrambling was awesome, the workout was definitely felt the next day. The cave was amazing, and so was the peak. A lot of people have said this is a “one and done” for them, but I would absolutely do it again. Most fun I’ve had on a trail in awhile. Gloves are a must, as well as shoes with some good tread on them.

Amazing hike! there's rope to help you up into the cave.

pretty awesome trail, everyone previously commenting is pretty spot on. You basically walk up a non used service road that's rocky until you get to the top. It's a good workout. The real fun isn't until you start the bouldering to get to the top. It's a great trail but more of a one and done trail for me.

hiking
22 days ago

nice views, a little tame for my taste

Moderate hike, more than half the hike is usually exposed to the sun so go early. Good views from the top. Moderate traffic as well.

I like hiking early soon arrived at 7am, I was enjoying my hike almost an hour in and heard gunshots apparently during this time people like to bird hunt or whatever so be cautious and pay attention when coming out.

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail, top 1/4 of the trail definitely deserves the description hard. More like bouldering rock climbing

Great hike! There isn't much shade except along the river but otherwise nice open views of some surrounding mountains, sage scrub and meadows. We saw only a few people on a Sunday and really had most of the hike to ourselves.