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Mount Woodson Trail, Poway
(4.7/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 »
  • 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 ...  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. 
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  • Great hike with an amazing start and destination. Lake Poway is beautiful and the view from the top of the mountain is equally great, if not better. Plus Potato Chip Rock is almost unbelievable looking. If you aren't up for this mileage there is always another way to the top from the Ramona side, but it is up a water road and not that interesting. You will encounter large crowds no matter when you hike.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aggressive trail. Really pushes your limit to make good time. Bring hiking sticks if you don't have good balance.
  • 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.