About Cowles Mtn.
Cowles Mountain is a prominent mountain within Mission Trails Regional Park. It was named after George A. Cowles, an early ranching pioneer in San Diego County. Cowles Mountain's 1593 foot summit is the highest point in the city of San Diego, providing a 360-degree panoramic view of San Diego County.
Views from the top are spectacular!
Meet: At the trail head around 6957 Barker Way, San Diego, CA 92119
(East side of Cowles Mountain). Parking is on the street. See Google Maps
Take Highway 52 east to Highway 125 south
Take exit 20A and turn right on Navajo Rd
Turn right onto Boulder Lake Ave
Turn right onto Barker Way and park on street near trail head
Length: Hike approximately 1.5 Miles (3 miles RT) with 950 feet elevation gain
Bring: Sun glasses, hat, water bottle, snacks, sun screen, camera, and possibly a small pack and/or hiking poles
Dinner: Meet for Dinner - After the hike meet for dinner (?5:30'ish) at BJ's Restaurant & Brewery in La Mesa.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
5500 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91941
See Google Maps:
Questions: Contact John T. [masked] [masked]