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Mount Woodson Trail, Poway

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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 »
  • The trail does not offer so much shade. But luckily the wind offers coolness. A hat is a must, don't forget the water. And forget taking your picture on the potato chip rock. It's a long line, way too...  more »
  • We all know why you came here. You want to see that weird tater chip rock! Well this hike is what I would classify as easy/moderate, and I hike pretty regularly. I think it was about seven miles from ...  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.
  • Great place for hiking! The views and huge boulders were spectacular! Plenty of parking space during the weekday.
  • Great hike and wonderful photo op at the end. Would give it 5 stars if there wasn't for the drive up access road from the Ramona side of the mountain.
  • This place is the place for potato chip rock if you're wondering! The trail is consistently tiring, as most of it is constantly uphill, there is little sections where it's just flat land, but very scarce on this trail. This will get you breathing and sweating as the trail gets hot, so bring lots of water. There was a long line at the rock, but I caught a marriage proposal and everyone got along and was chatting. Great hike and great fun.
  • I like this hike as it winds up to mount Woodson from Post. There are some great views and potatoes chip rock sits alongside the trail near the peak.