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Cowles Mountain is a 3.1 mile round trip hike with 886 feet elevation gain. Located 8 miles east of San Diego California. The trailhead is car accessible. January and February are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Overview: Easy hike up to the summit to enjoy the rolling hills of San Diego with an ocean view off to the west while enjoying the sunny weather & coastal breeze. =)
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.