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A steep ascent from Lake Poway to the Potato Chip Rock with little shade but awesome views.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

2,720' 829 m

High

1,041' 317 m

Low

1,681' 512 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

From the southeast corner of Lake Poway and the Lake Poway Trail, look for this trail heading east up the ridge. The start of the trail is a wide fire road.

After a mile or so, you'll come to a clearing where the trail will begin to narrow down as it winds through the boulders.

From the clearing, it's another ~1.6 miles to the Potato Chip Rock with little shade so plan accordingly with water and sun protection.

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Shared By:

David Galy

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 9 votes

#1

in Lake Poway

#7970

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  4.3 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Lake Poway

#677

in California

#7,970

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Photos

90-degree panorama from the Mt. Woodsen Trail centered SSW.
Apr 25, 2017 near Poway, CA
View from the summit of Mount Woodson
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Split rock along Mt. Woodson Trail and the view north.
Apr 25, 2017 near Poway, CA
Exploring Potato Chip Rock.
Oct 27, 2016 near Poway, CA
Potato Chip Rock (without people, for once)
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Not a bad spot for sunset.
Oct 27, 2016 near Poway, CA

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Nov 25, 2019
Ian Mac
Jun 15, 2018
Tracy Do
May 27, 2018
Mickael Williams
From the parking lot ~.9 mi to trailhead. 2.6 mi. to Summit. 7mi — 3h 00m
Dec 2, 2017
Tilman Giese
Jul 24, 2017
Denzel Harris
Nov 18, 2016
Nhi Nguyen
Nov 27, 2015
Jackie So
Mar 23, 2013
Sophia Estudante
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