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Lenny72Cowles Mountain Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2007

Lenny72

This was my first climb of many, many. I climbed this from the steeper, far less crowded fire road before I moved here. I use this mountain to train for much bigger objectives in the Cascades and high Sierra. Originally from Connecticut, this mountain is named after a businessman who moved from Hartford, CT to San Diego. It is frequently mispronounced as COWles as in cow instead of the correct pronunciation "Coals". Excellent views of San Diego County, the Pacific Ocean and Mexico from the top.
Posted Aug 27, 2014 8:29 pm

hgrapidVery crowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014

hgrapid

Probably a few hundred people in the early evening were hiking to the summit, many running. Many beautiful ladies.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 10:50 pm

Lenny72Re: Very crowded

Lenny72

Yes, you are right on about the crowds AND the beautiful ladies, lol!
Posted Aug 27, 2014 8:30 pm

Ted BauerFast and Fun  Sucess!

Ted Bauer

Fast and fun hike. Its usually pretty crowded, but that can be a good think to push you on your training runs.
Posted Dec 3, 2013 7:37 pm

cabGolfcrest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2012

cab

First of seven easy San Diego peaks for the day.
Posted Jan 2, 2013 1:20 pm

surgentOvercast day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2012

surgent

In town for a conference, hiked the peak with many others. Easy, straightforward. Cloudy day made views kind of hard to come by. The scenery on the trails was better.
Posted Nov 19, 2012 11:51 am

SurfinPeakScienceLuna  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

SurfinPeakScience

Beauty of LunaLight hike!
Posted Nov 18, 2012 7:46 pm

telemarkdudeGreat Trail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 1990

telemarkdude

Nice trail run with awesome view on top.
Posted Nov 12, 2012 3:41 pm

cragsuprising solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2008

crag

Hiked this for the first time with a friend, from the Mission View Estates trail head starting at around 10AM. Didn't see a single other person. The few time's I've been back it has been very crowded.

Nice little workout, and of course the views are excellent.

Posted May 18, 2012 4:52 pm

elianestar12Fitness Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2012

elianestar12

Summited twice for the first time the other day. Always fun to get a group together and do Cowles as a night hike during a full moon.
Posted Jan 28, 2012 12:45 am

PrzemekNot so bad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2011
EASY....This is non technical, pertty easy to do climb. It's more for fitness, as you gain elevation fairly quickly. Not a lot shade there, so bring lotion in the summer. Park in the park or on the street. Summit is pretty nice, views 360. Next time will try running up there as I saw them on my way up.
Posted Dec 21, 2011 8:45 pm

kavakFrom Golfcrest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2011

kavak

My wife and I hiked the trail from Golfcrest and Navajo. This is probably the most crowded hike I have ever been on and it was a Monday. Lots of trail runners which is surprising because you would think they would run on a less crowded trail.
Posted Nov 29, 2011 11:51 am

twigasaurusSunrise hike  Sucess!

twigasaurus

This is definitely a popular trail. I've been out there a number of times, and there are always at least a few other hikers. I've seen the sun rise from the top, as well as the moon rise another time.
Posted Sep 22, 2011 11:28 pm

DenjemCowles or however you say it  Sucess!

Denjem

Many, many, many times.
Posted Apr 19, 2011 2:46 pm

WallylongridgeCrowded   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2011

Wallylongridge

I did this hike with 200 of my best friends.
Posted Apr 8, 2011 11:54 am

WildFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008

Wild

Good little workout hill!
Posted Oct 28, 2010 1:10 am

tfac2010Must do  Sucess!

tfac2010

This should be a requirement for anyone that lives in San Diego. On any given day you will see, runners, hikers, old and young all out to enjoy the day and view.
Posted Sep 22, 2010 12:12 am

HeyItsBenMany times  Sucess!

HeyItsBen

Hiked it regularly when I first moved to SD, before I found the much less populated remainder of Mission Trails.
Posted Aug 3, 2010 4:25 pm

harryquachNice Easy Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

harryquach

Pictures
Posted Apr 1, 2010 1:03 pm

POLUKONice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

POLUKO

A nice easy hike with cool views of the ocean and peaks.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 10:48 pm

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