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Best trails in Ramona

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Looking for a great trail near Ramona, California? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cuyamaca Rancho State Park or Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Poway Park or El Capitan County Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Ramona ranging from 1.5 to 15 miles and from 643 to 3,225 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ramona
Top trails (21)
#1 - Woodson Mountain and Potato Chip Rock via Hwy 67
Ramona, California
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
This is the less trafficked approach from the east to the top of Woodson Mountain, where you'll find the famous Potato Chip rock. In the summer, be sure to take enough water, it gets extremely hot and dry! The views to the ocean and to Palomar Mountain to the East are worth the effort. Show more
#2 - Mount Gower Open Space Preserve Trail
Mount Gower Open Space Preserve
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
Note: Mount Gower is closed in August due to extreme heat. Mt Gower Open Space is great for hiking and normally takes a half day. The trail starts off pretty flat, and after the first mile or so there is a steep incline up to a rolling ridge-line before you continue up to the main peak. The preserve offers great views as far as the coast on clear days. Steep grades in places and no shade throughout the hike. Lots of chaparral and shrubs. Trail is well maintained and easy to follow.Show more
#3 - Ramona Grasslands Preserve Trail
Ramona, California
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
This trail has reportedly reopened to half capacity, due to COVID-19.Show more
#4 - Barnett Ranch Preserve
Barnett Ranch Preserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
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#5 - Cedar Creek Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. A popular hike in San Diego County, the trail to Cedar Creek Falls is a challenging pathway through backcountry hills and down an exposed canyon to a spectacular waterfall. Based in eastern San Diego in Cleveland National Forest, Cedar Creek Waterfall can be accessed from the main trailhead at San Diego River Gorge starting in Ramona or via Saddleback Trailhead at the end of Eagle Peak Road in Julian. Please Note: A permit is required to enter the area surrounding the falls and must be purchased prior to hiking at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Only 75 permits are issued per day and permits are not sold on site, nor is there ample cell signal to make the purchase via mobile device. Permits cost $10 each and can be used for up to 5 people. Permits are limited in quantity and often sell out. Rangers will be checking permits with a valid government issued ID, which must accompany all visitors listed. This hike is not advised for those with health conditions and not recommended in summer months due to extreme heat and the risk of heat stroke. Bring at least one gallon of water per person in summer months. Climbing on and jumping off the cliffs surrounding the waterfall is prohibited. For more information contact the USDA Forest Service.Show more
#6 - Gunstage Trail
Ramona, California
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#7 - Simon Open Space Preserve Trail
Simon Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#8 - Dos Picos Park
Dos Picos County Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
#9 - Clevenger Canyon South West Trail [CLOSED]
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#10 - Ramona Community Park
Ramona Community Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
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