San Diego, CA
Pathfinder | 70 pts
I hiked this trail with my girl friend at the time. We went on a pretty warm day, but there was shade most of the time making the trip pretty pleasant. To get to the trail, you have to drive through most of the park (if you're coming from the I8) which gives you some pretty awesome views of the mountains.. mountains in which I'd rather have scaled but the girl wouldn't let me! Anyways, the first part of the hike is in the open until you reach the forested area, and from there many different trails jut off which will make it hard to tell which path you're actually on. We walked for about 3 hours, got to see some cool views of the mountain, and checked out the mine and some old buildings. It was real peaceful and real easy to do, though there was some kind of creature hissing up a storm in one of the log cabin buildings. Lets just say I didn't go inside that building. The map we recieved kind of made it hard to tell how far we had gone, or where we were at, but the many different trails allowed us to just double back and we eventually found our way back to the car.