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Mount Woodson Trail, Poway

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  • A little tough, steep up hill. Bring water especially in the summer months. Great reward at the top!  more »
  • Very beautiful trip in "Rocky Mountains" at the 5 km with varying but steep gravel path all the way. To finish with more rock and stair-like ascent. Good Vantage spots and stunning nature. Terminating at the "potato chip" rock. Definitely worth a visit!
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  • I have taken this hike a few times over the years, From the parking area to the summit of Mt. Woodson it is about 7 miles round trip from the Lake Poway side. It is all up hill on the way there and ha...  more »
  • I did in last year begining for the first time with my husband that was also in crazy way. Being frank, we were not aware about what this place is. we did not google or anything. We started to hike in mid summer around 1 PM and that was also in weather of 92 F and it was too much windy so wind was hurdle to climb up. We do not have any single bottle of water. When We climb half the way there was a notice that do not climb beyond this point if you do not have AT LEAST ONE GALLON WATER. :( we do not have water but want to do that. We did not loose courage and continuing our climbing and yeah, we did it :) when we reached at top, we were amazed to see that chip. it's really a beautiful hike. I did again before four to five months back and we started in early morning and had great experience.
  • Awesome trail with potato chip rock at the summit. I recommend bringing at least 2L of water for this hike as it's about 6mi round trip.
  • This hike is for intermediate to advanced hikers. Great scenery. Bring extra water!
  • They need to clean up the fallen towers. It is disgusting. My knees killed me coming down :(
  • Great place for hiking! The views and huge boulders were spectacular! Plenty of parking space during the weekday.

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