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Cowles Mountain Hiking Trail

Cowles Mountain Hike

Cowles Mountain Hiking Trail


Cowles Mountain Trail

Cowles Mountain, located in the San Carlos neighborhood within the San Diego County of California, is a prominent mountain as well as the highest in the entire city of San Diego. The area is protected within the Mission Trails Regional Park. The mountain is home to wildflowers and features a diverse collection of plant and animal life. The Cowles Mountain Trail, meanwhile, provide a scenic pathway to Cowles Mountain and is the most popular trail in San Diego County. It is a 2.9 heavily trafficked trail that starts in the San Carlos neighborhood on the corner of Golfcrest Drive and Navado Road and ends on the summit of Cowles Mountain. On top, it provides stellar view of downtown San Diego as well as Mexico, North County, and Orange County.

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1) Stay hydrated

You sweat about half to one quart of fluid for every hour you walk in the heat – and around 3 quarts if you walk uphill. Thus it is important to stay hydrated.

2) Filter your water before drinking

Backcountry water must be treated for Glardia Lamblia, a parasite that causes gastrointestinal upset. You can boil water or use a dependable water filter system.

3) Stay fueled

Bring food with you that will give you energy – energy bar, trail mix, beef jerky, and high sugar snacks.



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