Explore the best birding trails near San Diego with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

First time there wasn't so bad .. really nice place to go

Last year 2 dogs died on this trail because people were stupid enough to bring their dogs in summer.

No matter how much water you bring for your dog they can still overheat.

Don't bring your dog. Just don't.

It's a cement trail or tar most of the way.

Crowded. No shade.

Find a trail without hundreds of people on a beautiful morning.

If you do go in Summer go super early. Because triple digit hiking weather is no joke.

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1 day ago

Really nice to leave the crowd behind at the top of Cowles Mtn and continue over to Pyles Peak. In spring, lots of blooms, a bit greener than Cowles trail. Dog friendly:)

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1 day ago

Great workout, good view. Wish there were less people, but you can make your hike longer (and lose the crowds) by continuing onto another peak. Dog friendly:)

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2 days ago

Great little hike for something close by!

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