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Mount Helix Park

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I love it here, go often to get the breathtaking view and inspiring vantage point it provides. Did... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Diego, California
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Beautiful setting.

Great panoramic view of the surrounding area and beyond. Tranquil and calming atmosphere for all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marilyn G
La Mesa, California
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4901 Mount Helix Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941-4354
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All reviews great view east county san diego helix park degree view el cajon open air enjoy the view the pacific ocean great spot coronado islands la jolla surrounding area sunset and sunrise nice hike sight seeing fire station
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love it here, go often to get the breathtaking view and inspiring vantage point it provides. Did family photos here, sunrise, sunset there is basically never a bad time to go. Definitely a gem of a place to escape the urban hustle and bustle

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great panoramic view of the surrounding area and beyond. Tranquil and calming atmosphere for all ages and families or solo. If you’re looking for some exercise, walk down to Fuerte and back up the hill. It’s a rural, winding paved road through the Mt. Helix...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want a great view of La Mesa, El Cajon and much more. This is a great spot for just that. Its always a pleasant drive up the mountain also.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Perry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Red Tail Hawks, Big Trees, Playground, Well Maintained grass, & Horseshoe Area + Quiet and Peaceful. What more could you ask for?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SD-MtHeix
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked/ran up to the park at the top of Mt Helix. It is quite a climb! However you can drive all the way to the top with a small car park. The view is fantastic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CDJ-AU
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a high schooler, my wife attended Easter Sunrise services here in the early ‘70’s. RV’ing in the area, we visited midday, midweek. Plenty of parking for our Honda; only 2 other cars during our visit. As others have shared, parking is very limited. Nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lesj835
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Very few spots in San Diego present such a spectacular view. A nice walk up or an easy drive presents a beautiful view of America's Finest City. No matter the weather, you will enjoy this location.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JulieR_SpringValley
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The views here are amazing and well worth it. It is a small hike to see the views, but it is well worth it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DanielleMarie0718
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

It was a sad day but the beauty of the excellent East County Park made people smile and remember what a great man Brian was. RIP. Heaven is a better place now.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ahab66
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We really enjoyed our walk up and down the stairs. The views are breath-taking. You can see the Coronado Islands on a clear day. We were also able to see the mountains to the east. The best part was checking out the rotating house below....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Justin S
March 26, 2016|
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Response from nanabouc | Reviewed this property |
I know that you can always walk to the top of Mt. Helix Park, but sometimes the gates are up for cars at certain levels. It is a beautiful view for sunrise or sunset.