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cp0915Trail from Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010

cp0915

With DB.
Posted Feb 16, 2010 10:03 am

SierraSunrise85Up and Back in an Hour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010

SierraSunrise85

After making a trip to the San Diego Airport I decided to finally hike Cowles. Unfortunately, I chose to go on a Saturday and there were about 200 other people on the mountain that day (no exaggeration). Hard to enjoy the summit with so many ppl/families on top, but I managed to have a decent jog down despite the crowds and got back to my car within an hour of beginning the hike. I'd recommend any other hike unless you live close.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 3:21 pm

SigouinRun Up and Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2008
Ran up and down the mountain three times with rests inbetween the runs. I had a lot of energy that day!
Posted Dec 4, 2009 3:29 pm

ericwillhiteGood addition to a vacation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2009

ericwillhite

Went up with the kids while on vacation there. Pictures, info and trail map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/california_climbing/san_diego/cowles_mountain_trail_424.htm
Posted Oct 27, 2009 7:10 pm

gfaulknerNice workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2008

gfaulkner

Hot trip up in the middle of the afternoon, but a good workout! Felt good to reach the top!!
Posted Sep 9, 2009 4:20 am

GreatshaitanClimbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008

Greatshaitan

Hot hot day. Made the summit in about 45 minutes and proceeded over to Pyles Peak.
Posted May 7, 2009 1:46 pm

forjanGolfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2009

forjan

This time it took me 18 min from the Golfcrest T/H to Cowles summit. I then continued to Pyles Peak summit (another 16 min of trail running). Wow....literally over 50+ people on the Golfcrest trail for a Wed afternoon.

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Date Climbed: February 6, 2009
Route Climbed: Golfcrest

Took a break from my job search this afternoon and ran up to the summit of Cowles Mtn starting at the Golfcrest T/H. Up in 20 minutes.....dragging a*s these days.
Posted Feb 18, 2009 9:42 pm

ADKLocal Favorite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2007
This is a favorite for after work, before work, and during lunch breaks. Best time to go is around 2 in the afternoon. Not a whole lot of people then.
Posted Feb 15, 2009 3:05 am

SOCALHUSKERCrowded Mtn!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2009

SOCALHUSKER

Seemed more like walking through the mall than climbing up a mountain. People Everywhere!! I also climbed Pyle's Peak and saw two people the entire hike, much more enjoyable.
Posted Jan 30, 2009 4:10 pm

WayneShortGreat place to train.  Sucess!

WayneShort

This is a great place to get in a good workout. Sadly, I moved to Texas from San Diego in Jan 08, but this is one of the first places I head when I visit. Try it on a full moon night with some friends and a thermos of hot chocolate. The views are incredible!
Posted Nov 23, 2008 4:06 pm

lidijagrazulisFun conditioner  Sucess!

lidijagrazulis

Many hikes to Cowles and even a mountain bike ride to the summit! Great fun conditioner close to home while I lived in San Diego.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 12:16 pm

DayHikerJrGolfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008
With Mommy and Daddy. Age 9 months. Daddy carried me.
Posted Jun 9, 2008 3:43 am

Fins129Training  Sucess!

Fins129

Been up many times both hiking and mountain biking. Great for training.
Posted Apr 10, 2008 2:51 am

Sarah SimonVia Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Sarah Simon

After sitting on an airplane most of the day to fly to San Diego for business, I drove directly to the Golfcrest trailhead to summit Cowles Mountain. I was pleasantly surprised by the stiff elevation gain. The trail atmosphere is very reminiscent of Piestewa Peak in Phoenix, with a lot of after-work walkers getting hitting the trail for daily exercise. On the downside, the smog was just atrocious. I could hardly see the surrounding mountains and my lungs were on fire - not from the elevation gain but from the "suspended particulates" in the air. Still, a great way to burn off some business-trip stress/fatigue.
Posted Mar 25, 2008 10:22 pm

GroundControlNice Afternoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2008

GroundControl

Nice little hike with my wife.
Posted Jan 17, 2008 1:59 am

fraz1697Big Rock Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

fraz1697

The "difficult" on the NE side is good for a quick afternoon get away from the city.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 1:51 pm

skottyNice hill  Sucess!

skotty

A nice training hill if you're in the San Diego area. It seems humorous to call it a "mountain" since it takes little more than 20 minutes for a brisk round trip. Nevertheless, its long enough to keep the heart rate up for training.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 3:46 pm

Jerry SMany routes many times  Sucess!

Jerry S

I have been up this thing so many times to keep in shape. You may have seen me. Big red backpack with 4 gallons of water in it wearing my bright yellow double plastic mountaineering boots.
Yeah, good times.
Posted Jul 5, 2007 5:58 pm

chudderMany routes, many dates  Sucess!

chudder

All trails taken, and then a couple of bushwhack approaches too :o\
Posted Apr 4, 2007 2:18 am

mnaturesonMy Backyard Mountain  Sucess!

mnatureson

This mountain is a five minute drive for me so I do it often. Usually several times a week when I'm training for a bigger climb in the Sierras or the desert. The views are great and it has several different routes that can keep you interested over and over. My favorite route: Barker way, up the east face. It meets with the main Golfcrest Trail half way up the mountain.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 4:17 pm

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