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Mount Woodson Trail, Poway

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
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  • Take lots of water and make sure you get an early start. Preferably start at Sunrise so you can complete your hike before it gets too hot. You will get an awesome workout and will feel like a million ...  read more »
  • Went the back way from Ramona, takes about 3 hours. This leads to the potato chip rock. Not for little kids, leave early in the day. 
  • The Mount Woodson Trail takes you up to Potato Chip Rock, and it's SO WORTH IT. Sure, it's a demanding 7+ miles (round trip). But you get some great views of those rocky hills and valleys as you wind ...  read more »
  • Great hike to potato chip rock. Gets crowded on the top to take the photo. Suggest to leave early on summer season as it gets quite hot. And don't forget to take enough water. But overall a great hike.
  • Amazing hike. Steep up an asphalt road to the top of the mountain. Very scenic and pretty. There are massive rocks, some to climb with gear, and great views of north county. At the top is potato chip rock, perfect picture spot!
  • Easy hike, quick and provide a nice view of San Diego. It could get hard to park near the trail specially during the weekend. Good destination for family with kids too.
  • Beautiful, challenging workouts. I would take take lots of water, protein bars, flashlight and first aid kit just incase. Bring 5 bucks for parking if your not a resident of Poway. Good luck, push yourself, motivate others along the way and leave nothing but footprints.
  • Absolutely beautiful hike! From the park to Potato Chip Rock and back is roughly 5.5 miles, with just around 6,000 feet of elevation gain and loss total. Make sure to pack water, maybe a snack, and a camera because it is very picturesque! I would say it is moderately hard.