Lake Poway Trail
ElevationAscent: 435' 132 m
Descent: -430' -131 m
High: 1,084' 330 m
Low: 759' 231 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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“Enjoy a nice tour around Lake Poway.”— Russell Hobart
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.
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Land Manager: City of Poway - Community Services - Parks & Recreation