Santee has 6 hiking trails. These trails range from 1 to 5 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mission Trails Regional Park: Cowles Mountain Loop, Kwaay Paay Peak Trail and Cowles Mountain—Northeast Approach Trail. Trails.com member Paul M. D. recently completed Cowles Mountain—Northeast Approach Trail.
Oak Canyon TrailView Trail Details
Oak Canyon, a sycamore- and oak-lined ravine winding north from the Old Mission Dam, is a perfect place to celebrate the return of spring in ...
Kwaay Paay Peak TrailView Trail Details
Flanked by steep walls on all sides but one, Kwaay Paay Peak’s platform-like top stands quite aloof from all else around it. The summit offers ...
Oak CanyonView Trail Details
A small stream with mini-waterfalls; extravagant springtime vegetation.
Mission Trails Regional Park: Cowles Mountain LoopView Trail Details
A pleasant trek through chaparral and along a stream, punctuated by a final climb to a peak. Cowles Mountain is a favorite of locals seeking ...
Kumeyaay Lake TrailView Trail Details
Kumeyaay Lake occupies some former gravel pits on the San Diego River flood plain that have been transformed into a first-class botanical and ...
Cowles Mountain—Northeast Approach TrailView Trail Details
This most difficult approach to Cowles’ summit is also the most beautiful— especially in the early spring when blooming chaparral, ground-hugging ...