Pacific Beach, CA
Explorer | 30 pts
Definately start from the Ellie Lane Trail Head, this will keep you from running into most of the weekend mom's and dad's with kids if you are going at a quick pace. Its 3.5 miles from the Ellie trailhead to the intersection with the main line and then about 6 switchbacks and a mile and a half to the top. Round trip from Ellie lane is 9 miles. Its a good day hike, the land is starting to recover from the fires in 2003 and there are flowers everywhere. The trail is in good condition and its nice and cool at the top. I saw alot of people with poles but these are totally unneccessary for this hike.