Trail Distance: 4.7 Miles Best time to hike: Morning, Afternoon Directions: Cowles Mountain Blvd and Boulder Lake Rd
This heart pumping 3 mile vertical climb to the highest point within the city of San Diego. At 1,592 feet, the view from the top of Cowles Mountain makes the climb all the more worth it. I went out there on a Saturday day morning, we must have run into 20 other hikers on the way up. The short distance of the hike mislead me to beleive this one was going to be easy. I was wrong.