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Mt. Woodson Road Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,154' 352 m
Descent: -75' -23 m
High: 2,847' 868 m
Low: 1,693' 516 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

A steep climb up a radio tower service road.

Matthew Kidd

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This is the short, steep way to Mt. Woodson along a road that is closed to all vehicular traffic except as required for the maintenance of the radio equipment at the top.

The first 0.2 miles can be traversed in multiple ways, on road or trail. From here follow the road straight up another 1.9 miles, passing a water storage container at 0.55 miles.

This hike is a good workout even though you are on a paved surface. Once a group of mountain bikers passed by, well, all but one. The last guy and me were neck and neck at the water container. I thought to myself, I could hike 10% faster. I kicked it up a notch, slowly dropping the guy, and beat him to the top.

It's always tempting to go down the Mt. Woodson Trail a bit on the other side but if you want to go the whole way, you should setup a car shuttle unless you are in quite good shape and have gotten an early start for the round-trip hike.

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Apr 27, 2019
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Dec 2, 2018
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Nov 4, 2018
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May 29, 2018
Mickael Williams
hiked from Lake Poway 4mi — 1h 10m
May 27, 2018
Nicole McCampbell
Apr 21, 2018
Mickael Williams
2.1mi — 1h 20m

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