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49 minutes ago

1st Peak! Quite a work out. Great sunset hike.

Great hike. water falls are serene. beautiful greens. nice views. whole loop can take 3-4 hrs. well worth it! parking is limited in residential neighborhood. Residents often leave garbage cans on the sidewalk to prevent people from parking outside their homes.

hiking
1 hour ago

Awesome trail. We rode bikes and it was a challenge but great exercise and the downhill part was a blast!

beautiful hike down to the waterfall. we didnt take the trail across the road but instead took the road up and back into the main entrance. i found it very challenging going back up as it is a long walk up a fairly steep climb. but, i made it!!! and i did enjoy it, after it was done. such a beautiful park!

hiking
2 hours ago

Went with a Marine and his daughter, and a couple college kids. All had a swell time! Went on a Sunday afternoon, got off the 15 at Indian Truck Trail then doubled back to park near the very busy Lake offramp. That worked out great. Walked along the dry creek then up the hill to the main trail. Lots of folks there but we went deep into the canyon and only saw 2 others there. Not many would make that trek so that was good for us! Probably got there about 2, left at 6pm. So worth the trip!

nature trips
2 hours ago

My favorite hike when it is green

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rocky
2 hours ago

Love this hike ! Great workout .

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rocky
scramble
2 hours ago

Slippery bc of loose rocks and sand. Enjoyable great legs day!! Nice views

hiking
2 hours ago

It’s so beautiful and green right now. We went March 16. Lots of yellow and purple flowers near the trail. Many pretty small wildflowers if you stop to see them. Fluttering butterflies along the trail. We hiked to the first tall hill with the wooden railing, then retraced our steps. Wonderful!

hiking
3 hours ago

What a beautiful neighborhood! The start point is rather arbitrary because you can drive on a single lane all the way to the top for a beautiful view. The start point listed here has you walk through a lovely neighborhood. It was a bit uncomfortable feeling like we were intruding on their seclusion and there were low hanging power lines above us the whole walk. It was also a bit sad that due to all of the barbed wiring to fence off the private properties, we were essentially walking next to nature but not in it. There were some steep inclines and then it would level out briefly for more steep inclines. If you’re looking for a nice, quick, and lightly trafficked walk through a neighborhood, you’ve found it!

This trail is close to my house and is a good local trail for an evening walk. A change from walking the sidewalks around the neighborhood.

Saw the woodpeckers on the return. Great family day.

A lot of the trail was flooded, so we had to stay pretty high up and ran into several dead ends. Next time we go we will wait until the water has receded a bit. We did come across a turtle, which was nice. There was a decent amount of people there on a Saturday afternoon.

One of the best workouts in San Diego. Barker Way trail to Cowles is well maintained and not as busy as the main trail. Once you summit Cowles the trail to Pyles Peak is really quiet. Be prepared for a LOT of down and up on the way out and the same on the way back! Well worth the extra effort to escape the crowds on Cowles.

Nice way to Cowles. Less trafficked than other routes.

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no shade
4 hours ago

Beautiful scenery! Definitely a workout on the way up. Start the trail to the right once you get to the top of you want to avoid a second steep incline.

no shade
4 hours ago

This is a beautiful trail in the Spring when everything is green. There were a few wild flowers out, not that many, mostly green rolling hills. No shade, in the summer this will be a scortcher.

Very nice in the spring with all the flowers out and in bloom.

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bugs
off trail
rocky
4 hours ago

Meh. Vernal pool area is nice but it is only 1/3 of the path.

Very scenic and beautiful trail. I could do only half part of it because I entered from the main parking and started walking from the left trail. that leads straight to Sun lions point from where i took the South trail . all veiws are mesmerizing. It's a good idea to keep food and bars so that full day can be enjoyed. I will be visiting again to do the north shore line.

Fairly easy trail, very peaceful.. secluded at many points and beautiful views. Very well marked throughout the trail.

hiking
bugs
5 hours ago

Have done this one once it was raining , not too fun on top the wind was blowing hard - but since hen I learn it is one of six pack peaks. Will do it again

great hike. fairly easy. nice view of sonora at the top. will definitely return to hike again.

Beautiful!!!! Took my two preteen girls & they enjoyed every minute!

Went today 3/18/19. It is open. Almost didn’t go because of the previous review that said it was closed.

hiking
5 hours ago

Hiked it this past 4th of July and it’s definitely moderate to strenuous in some parts of the trail due to rockiness and the steep incline as you ascend, be sure to know your limits especially if you have health issues or are not too experienced. The views along the way are spectacular though so it’s a “must do” as far as hiking goes!

Suburbia stroll amongst some big oaks and quiet streets-ish.

Not very well marked which way to go, there are few trails that were not on the map.
Overall it was a good hike! Not much trees to find cover from the sun. It’s pretty steep. Hiking shoes required. Do NOT go counter clockwise.

on Walker Canyon Trail

5 hours ago

Gorgeous when in full bloom. If you go for super bloom, like I did, go early. Early as in 5am. Crowds already starting after 6am.

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