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Cowles Mountain

San Diego,  
From You7770.88 Mi
Local TipsCrowles can be VERY crowded. Go early or late to avoid the traffic and heat. Busiest on the weekends. Park on Golfcrest Dr. to avoid locked gates at main lot.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-08-21
Created BycaseyCab
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DescriptionA must do climb in the San Diego area. This is part of the Mission Trails park, although these trails do not connect to the trails at the visitors center. This trailhead also provides access to Pyles Peak, which is slightly lower than Cowles. It's 1.5 miles to the summit of Cowles. Continue past the summit to follow signage for Pyles Peak. Pyles Peak adds another 1.5 miles for a total of 6 miles and 2,000 feet of vertical gain. This makes for a great hike or challenging trail run.

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