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Lake Poway Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 435' 132 m
Descent: -430' -131 m
High: 1,084' 330 m
Low: 759' 231 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

Enjoy a nice tour around Lake Poway.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Lake · Views

Family Friendly This trail is close to the parking lot and the grades aren't too bad.

Description

From the main parking lot, head towards the lake and turn right on the obvious trail. Enjoy the water birds that hang out at the lakeshore.

After starting just above the level of the lake, you rise to a commanding view of the lake. At about a mile in, you pass the Mt. Woodson Trail. Continue north along the lakeshore and after another third of a mile you come parallel to the dam.

The trail drops below the dam from here and enters a live oak forest. Pass an access road and rise back up the hill. An extra loop heads off right, but continue along until you are soon back where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of cool water birds can be found here.

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Jul 11, 2019
Amy G
Jan 13, 2019
Kath Levi
Jun 30, 2018
Devin D
3.3mi
Jun 8, 2018
Mickael Williams
2.9mi
Mar 12, 2018
Antonio Gutierrez
2.6mi
Dec 2, 2017
Tilman Giese
Nov 20, 2016
Michael Nava
2.6mi
Nov 7, 2016
Joel Kaser

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 9 votes

#2

in Lake Poway

#16147

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#2

in Lake Poway

#1,729

in California

#16,147

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