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Rugged hike

The trail is fairly good condition for hiking, but at points can be rugged enough to be glad you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Surrey, Canada
Ultimate hike!

This is a paved trail if you go in the right way, park on the shoulder and follow the dirt path to... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
Donna W
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-1416
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail is fairly good condition for hiking, but at points can be rugged enough to be glad you have proper walking/hiking footwear. The washrooms are at the concession stand immediately at the parking lot. It will cost $10.00 to enter the park unless you...More

Thank converge77
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We did this hike from the Highway 67 side, parking on the side of the road a few hundred yards south of the fire station. This is a popular hike, so the parking can be a challenge on a busy weekend. Access to the trail...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed August 23, 2017

This is a paved trail if you go in the right way, park on the shoulder and follow the dirt path to the paved trail but it is straight up hill. I could not believe the views. it took us a bout an hour and...More

2  Thank Donna W
Reviewed June 20, 2017

A little tough, steep up hill. Bring water especially in the summer months. Great reward at the top!

Thank Eric M
Reviewed May 27, 2017

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 has many...More

Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed May 12, 2017

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 long.

Thank Yan b
Reviewed December 14, 2016

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 parking lot to potato chip. And...More

1  Thank Sandy W
Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 afterwards. But if you are not...More

Thank ellireza
Reviewed September 12, 2016

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.

Thank Tom3t
Reviewed August 28, 2016

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 your way up. THEN, when you...More

1  Thank R-VanPeursem
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September 19, 2016|
Response from Cassbeats | Reviewed this property |
Go check out alltrails on the web and google Mount Woodson backside trail maps. You can also join a meetup group as well. Hope this is helpful!