Lake Poway to Mount Woodson Peak Trail

OutAndBack • 6.5 mi • 0 ft

The beautiful and serene Lake Poway Recreation Area is the starting point for this strenuous trail that climbs approximately 2,300 feet to reach the boulder-crested peak of the nearly 2,900-foot-high Mount Woodson.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Poway
Length: 6.5 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Strenuous
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Lake Poway Park
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I have been hiking up this trail for a few years. It is a good workout with plenty of interesting little trails into the rocks. Straight up and back takes me anywhere from 80-120 minutes, depending on how motivated I am. 95% of the trail is paved.


Short and steep and paved all the way. I prefer non paved trails, but this is a good workout walking or running.

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