ElevationAscent: 1,559' 475 m
Descent: -1,559' -475 m
High: 6,441' 1,963 m
Low: 4,882' 1,488 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
Current trail conditions
Popular hikes nearby
West Mesa Loop
6.7 mi 10.8 km • Loop • 1,000 ft Ascent 304.85 m Ascent
Singletrack Descanso, CA
Lawson and Gaskill Peaks
7.0 mi 11.2 km • Loop • 2,109 ft Ascent 642.74 m Ascent
Singletrack Jamul, CA
Potato Chip Rock
7.1 mi 11.5 km • Out and Back • 1,881 ft Ascent 573.36 m Ascent
Singletrack Poway, CA
Hollenbeck Canyon Loop
13.2 mi 21.2 km • Loop • 1,519 ft Ascent 462.98 m Ascent
Doubletrack Jamul, CA
Mile High Mountain
14.2 mi 22.9 km • Loop • 4,701 ft Ascent 1433 m Ascent
Singletrack Borrego Springs, CA
Hiked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“This hike has the absolute best views of San Diego County, Mexico, and the Channel Islands!”— Matt Sadowski
On a clear day, you'll have views of most of San Diego County, including downtown, Mexico, and even the Channel islands. Also, bring water as this out-and-back hike is almost entirely exposed and hot.
For a shorter but equally steep option, head across the road for the sister hike up Stonewall Peak Trail.
Land Manager: California State Parks - Cuyamaca Rancho