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Potato Chip Rock

14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-1416
+1 858-668-4772
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Go the back way

Get there early just before sunrise and it's your best bet for less people and great photos. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NeverANumber
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Corona del Mar, California
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I love potato chips, so.....

Challenging hike. We left early, so shady and not too hot going up. Nice crowd at top. Very hot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LarryC123
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“paved road” (8 reviews)
“potato chips” (12 reviews)
“up hill” (7 reviews)
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14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-1416
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"paved road"
in 8 reviews
"potato chips"
in 12 reviews
"up hill"
in 7 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 6 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
in 6 reviews
"amazing views"
in 5 reviews
"be careful"
in 5 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 5 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 4 reviews
"walk up"
in 2 reviews
"avoid weekends"
in 2 reviews
"long line to get"
in 2 reviews
"great pictures"
in 2 reviews
"fun photo"
in 2 reviews
"cool breeze"
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"an awesome experience"
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"coming down"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early just before sunrise and it's your best bet for less people and great photos. We had a beautiful view and there were too many people. We went 30 minutes before sunrise and we're surprised people were already there! Wouldn't go any later...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Challenging hike. We left early, so shady and not too hot going up. Nice crowd at top. Very hot and sunny coming down. Bring lots of water. Quite sore later, but worth it overall. Nice views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hiking for families with kids. You can choose to take a easy/short route or a more challenging route like we did. We did it in July so it was very hot so remember to bring a lot of water.( you’ll need...More

2  Thank AnneIversen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this hike but it was tough. We parked along hwy 67 and took the paved path up. This way is a lot steeper but shorter and paved, which I thought was better for my 5 year old and four month old puppy. We stopped...More

3  Thank Stacey C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike and it’s been on my bucket list for quite some time. It’s 8 miles (if you start from the Lake Poway Recreation Center), but that being said, it’s pretty tough. I thought most people were exaggerating, but they weren’t. Definitely...More

1  Thank Amber T
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is a unique rock formation at the top of Mt. Woodson. There are two ways to hike up there. One from route 67 is a paved road and easier while the trail from Lake Poway is difficult but gives you beautiful panoramic views of...More

5  Thank Travelnut4evr
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Potatoe Chip rock hike, be sure to start in the morning because it's long. If not in shape think twice.. Bring plenty of water and protein.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Pay heed to all the reviews that warn how steep the uphill climb is. It’s no joke! But if I could do it, you can, too! Just make sure you bring lots of water and take breaks. The “short” route is off the highway -...More

3  Thank mmc923
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Most people know about the paved road up from the 67 and the trail from Lake Poway, but the most beautiful and easiest way is the Fry-Koegel Trail. It starts off the 67, just north of the Mt. Woodson paved (and very steep) route, but...More

14  Thank Beth G
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I did not find where to go for the short hike easily as most are providing directions to the longer 8 mile RT hike, but thanks to reviewers and bloggers we found it without difficulty. Parking is free on the side of the road. I...More

1  Thank Michelle C
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Berenice S
August 6, 2018|
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Response from OCteazer | Reviewed this property |
Only the pavement trail on the Mt. Wilson entrance. It's still going uphill but it's good for stroller.
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dramatic_entrance
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Deonna2 | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I wouldn’t. Cell service for us was spotty once we started to hike up the hills and nonexistent once we were near the rock formation. Also, it’s basically a path off of a main road, you park along the main road... More
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dramatic_entrance
April 29, 2018|
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Response from elixirpost | Reviewed this property |
5:30 AM will be good if the parking is open. Weekdays parking is free. Weekdays crowd will be less. July can be very hot and make sure to apply sun screen and carry plenty of water since the trail is open with not much... More
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