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blueBlack Pyles Peak Summit Trail

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 348' 106 m
Descent: -528' -161 m
High: 1,551' 473 m
Low: 1,132' 345 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Alvaro Frausto

A solitary, well-maintained trail with stunning 360 views of San Diego.

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From the top of Cowles Mountain, head down the service road towards the antennas. The trailhead should be marked to your left.

The trail is well maintained and marked. There is virtually no shade in this trail so bring plenty of water.

You begin by making your way down to the saddle and then gradually zig zag your way up to Pyles Peak. Along the way, you have the option to rest at 2 viewpoints. To reach the first one, stay to the right of the first fork you encounter. This viewpoint will face towards Cowels Mountain and gives you 360 views of San Diego. To reach the second viewpoint, stay to the left of the second fork in the trail.

Keep an eye out for the Pyles Peak Summit marker at the end of the trail.

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Mar 27, 2019
Ferdinand Santiago
Aug 25, 2018
Caitlyn Azama
May 26, 2018
wally Hesseltine
Apr 26, 2018
jojo hill
Once you get to Cowels —-just keep going. 5mi
Mar 18, 2018
S Wright
Nov 5, 2017
Aaron D
1.5mi
Nov 24, 2016
Lizzette Urquhart
Aug 12, 2016
Jackie So

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