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43 mi 70 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 25 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Favorite Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Difficult

Three Peak Out-and-Back

5.8 mi 9.4 km 1,772' Up 540.24 m Up 1,772' Down 540.18 m Down

La Mesa, CA
Favorite Looking North East from the top of Cowles Mountain. The trail that can be seen is the service road.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cowles Mountain Backside Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km 874' Up 266.28 m Up 877' Down 267.18 m Down

La Mesa, CA
Favorite South Fortuna from Visitor Center loop
Intermediate

Mission Trails Loops

11.1 mi 17.9 km 1,593' Up 485.66 m Up 1,581' Down 482.01 m Down

La Mesa, CA

Trails in Mission Trails Regional Park - 33

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1.3 mi 2.0 km #1Kwaay Paay Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA 21 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Mesa Trail
Difficult
Santee, CA
Difficult
Santee, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3South Fortuna Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Cowles Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA 17 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Pyles Peak Summit Trail
Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Difficult
La Mesa, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #6North Fortuna Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #7Climbers Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #8Big Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Barker Way Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10San Diego River Crossing Trail
Intermediate
Santee, CA
Intermediate
Santee, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #11Quarry Loop
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #12Suycott Valley Trail
Intermediate
Santee, CA
Intermediate
Santee, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #13East Shepherd/Greenbelt Trail: Via Valarta Section
Easy
Santee, CA
Easy
Santee, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #14Oak Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Santee, CA
Intermediate
Santee, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #15Visitors Center Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Easy/Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #16Cowles Service Road
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #17Grasslands Loop Trail
Easy
Santee, CA
Easy
Santee, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #18Father Junipero Serra Trail
Easy
La Mesa, CA
Easy
La Mesa, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #19Oak Grove Loop
Easy
La Mesa, CA
Easy
La Mesa, CA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #20Fortuna Saddle Trail
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA

Photos of Mission Trails Regional Park - 33

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Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Jun 29, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Looking North East from the top of Cowles Mountain. The trail that can be seen is the service road.
Jun 29, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
One of the bridges in Oak Canyon Trail
Jul 15, 2020 near Santee, CA
View of San Diego
Jul 1, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Evening view from "The Balcony" on the Cowles Mountain Service Road. Looking northeast towards Santee.
May 11, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Visitor Center Loop
Oct 13, 2019 near La Mesa, CA
South Fortuna from Visitor Center loop
Oct 13, 2019 near La Mesa, CA
Top of South Fortuna summit views
May 25, 2018 near Santee, CA