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Lenny72North and South Fortuna  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2011


Nice little hike with nice views from the top. Much more solitude than nearby Cowles Mountain.
Posted Jul 28, 2017 3:45 am

telemarkdudeFortuna Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2015


Wow, forgot how hot it can get in S.Cal even in mid-October! Nice hike though.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 11:28 pm

IronHikerwith Kwaay Paay  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2014


Number 4 of 4.
Posted Aug 2, 2015 2:21 pm

hgrapidNice, but hazy evening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013


Ran from Clairemont Mesa Bridge parking to the summit in 36 minutes. Overall good trail. Hazy evening, so the Pacific Ocean was not in view. But a nice evening overall.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 12:11 am

Sarah SimonOak Canyon from Old Mission Dam  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2013

Sarah Simon

Loved the smell of late summer oak and chaparall! Great evening - cool and sunny. Good way to cap off a long day of meetings!
Posted Sep 12, 2013 8:49 pm

cabFrom Dam  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2012


Fourth of seven easy San Diego peaks for the day. It rained pretty consistently the whole time for this peak.
Posted Jan 2, 2013 1:24 pm

WildMany ascents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2012


I've climbed North and South Fortuna on multiple occasions. Great city get away.
Posted Dec 20, 2012 6:08 pm

PrzemekVariety  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011
There is variety of stuff to see along the way. Did it with wife and a dog and had a blast. Looks like the trail keep going but we were running out of time. Next time we'll continue on. park on Portobella (?) drive and walk to the trail head. Will do it again.
Posted Dec 21, 2011 8:51 pm

twigasaurusUps and Downs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011


A nice little hike with some steeper roadways coming back than I expected. Fun to run down. I would try to keep my momentum going to carry me up the next hill, but would usually have to walk the second half.
Posted Sep 22, 2011 11:25 pm

Denjemnice hike  Sucess!


Not the most challenging thing I have done. Still a good time, everytime.
Posted May 12, 2011 12:32 pm

HeyItsBenGreat training peak  Sucess!


Easily 100 times, probably close to 200. Easy after-work hike. Trained here for Aconcagua and carried 5-gallon jugs of water to the summit training for Denali. Beats the crowds on Cowles any day...
Posted Aug 3, 2010 4:20 pm

Bob BurdNice little hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2009

Bob Burd

With wife and daughter. Trip Report
Posted Jan 18, 2010 4:27 pm

NavySeabeeNorth-South Fortuna  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009


Started at the Old Mission Dam and was pleasantly surprised at the water flowing through Oak Canyon. Nice weather and nice views made for a fun 6 mile after work outing. Didn't expect to see a summit register on N. Fortuna (NW bump).
Posted Mar 16, 2009 12:33 pm

ADKMTRP hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2007
A lot less people than Cowles but a little bit longer.
Posted Feb 15, 2009 3:15 am

forjanTrail run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2009


Started at Calle de Vida. Backtracked a few trails in order to find the one to the Fortuna Saddle. Ran down on rocky north rim trail past North Fortuna summit. Everything is very green now. Nice afternoon run.
Posted Feb 13, 2009 12:23 am

SOCALHUSKERLunch Hike from Mast Blvd.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009


A nice lunch break hike. Took a little longer than I expected because for some reason I decided to pass on the little trailmaps available at the trailhead and ended up on the longer trail heading around the northside of the mountain instead of straight up the east side as I had planned. The criss-crossing trails can be confusing if it's your first time at the park so grab a trail map. I backtracked my way up through Oak Canyon, crossing the stream, climbing to the Saddle and finally reaching the summit in fairly good time considering. It was a pretty crappy day, foggy and the views were minimal, but overall it was a fun little hike. The water was flowing good through the canyon due to recent rain so the falls were enjoyable.
My Photos of My Fortuna Mtn Trip
Posted Jan 19, 2009 1:57 pm

kavakVia Oak Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 1997


I climbed this with my brother-in-law who used to be my climbing partner when I lived in southern California. It was nice to work off some of that turkey.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 9:54 am

chudderMany routes, many dates  Sucess!


Nice training loop: park at Jackson, hike ridge trail north of Suycott Wash to ascend north side of North Fortuna, descend to saddle, ascend South Fortuna, return to car either via Oak Canyon and trail along Junipero Serra, or head directly down SW ridge trail from South Fortuna. A world apart from the Golfcrest zoo over at Cowles!
Posted Apr 4, 2007 2:13 am

erockRoute Climbed: From Mission Trails dam to North Fortuna Date Climbed: December 17th, 2005  Sucess!


From start to finish, the hike took 2 hours.

Suprisingly, this was the first time I hiked this mountain. Great mid-week training potential due to it being only a 20-30 minute drive from just about anywhere in San Diego.

Looking southeast towards Cowles Mountain, I wonder if there is a trail that connects these two peaks?
Posted Dec 17, 2005 6:43 pm

rocketsredglareRoute Climbed: Regular Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!


GREAT training! Much harder than Cowles and longer.
Posted Oct 26, 2005 8:20 pm

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