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This trail features the most dramatic 360 degree view in San Diego County and nice tour through alpine fields.
Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Need to Know
$10 to park here
Most folks use this trail as a simple in and out to the summit, but if you have a little extra time you can take a lovely loop.
From the parking lot, cross the street and begin heading uphill. The trail builds at a nice even pace. You switchback your way up the mountain. The way is spotted with the skeletons of old pines and live oaks that have bleach in the sun. Currently, you mostly encounter scrub oak, manzanita and other shrub-like plants. Occasionally at the switch backs the scenery opens up to some larger views. The