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A leisurely stroll along the north slope of Mount Woodson.


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

2,188' 667 m

High

1,652' 504 m

Low

711' 217 m

Up

176' 54 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

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The trail is open sunrise to sunset.

Description

The trail starts at the Mt. Woodson Golf Club right next to Archie Moore Road. It follows the golf course for a while and then very briefly parallels the road. After a third of a mile, you hike up alongside a residential area on the right. This part of the trail provides a decent amount of shade that makes this into a fun hike even when it's hot. After you leave the residential area behind, the trail gently hugs the northern slope of Mt. Woodson and does not change much in elevation. You occasionally get a nice view to the north. After 1.5 miles, the trail starts ascending more steadily and becomes more exposed while also offering better views. At two miles, the Old Fry Koegel Trail is to the left up a set of steps. Continue straight ahead and reach Mt. Woodson Road Trail at 2.7 miles.

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Tilman Giese

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Photos

View across the desolate and rocky mountains north of Mount Woodson
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Northwest facing panorama towards Lake Ramona from the Fry Koegel Trail
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Looking across the hills onto the outskirts of Poway from the Fry Koegel Trail
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Looking northeast into the Sierra from the Fry Koegel Trail
Jan 2, 2018 near San Pas…, CA
Mount Woodson from the Fry Koegel Trail as you move along the residential area on the right
Jan 2, 2018 near San Pas…, CA

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