Cowles Mountain Climber's Log

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Wild - Oct 28, 2010 1:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008

Fun hike  Sucess!

Good little workout hill!


tfac2010 - Sep 22, 2010 12:12 am

Must do  Sucess!

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.


HeyItsBen - Aug 3, 2010 4:25 pm

Many times  Sucess!

Hiked it regularly when I first moved to SD, before I found the much less populated remainder of Mission Trails.


harryquach - Apr 1, 2010 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

Nice Easy Hike  Sucess!



POLUKO - Mar 18, 2010 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

Nice  Sucess!

A nice easy hike with cool views of the ocean and peaks.


cp0915 - Feb 16, 2010 10:03 am Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010

Trail from Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!

With DB.


SierraSunrise85 - Jan 21, 2010 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010

Up and Back in an Hour  Sucess!

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.

Sigouin - Dec 4, 2009 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2008

Run Up and Down  Sucess!

Ran up and down the mountain three times with rests inbetween the runs. I had a lot of energy that day!


ericwillhite - Oct 27, 2009 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2009

Good addition to a vacation  Sucess!

Went up with the kids while on vacation there. Pictures, info and trail map at


gfaulkner - Sep 9, 2009 4:20 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2008

Nice workout  Sucess!

Hot trip up in the middle of the afternoon, but a good workout! Felt good to reach the top!!


Greatshaitan - May 7, 2009 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008

Climbed  Sucess!

Hot hot day. Made the summit in about 45 minutes and proceeded over to Pyles Peak.


forjan - Feb 18, 2009 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2009

Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!

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.

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.

ADK - Feb 15, 2009 3:05 am Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2007

Local Favorite  Sucess!

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.


SOCALHUSKER - Jan 30, 2009 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2009

Crowded Mtn!!  Sucess!

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.


WayneShort - Nov 23, 2008 4:06 pm

Great place to train.  Sucess!

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!


lidijagrazulis - Jun 22, 2008 12:16 pm

Fun conditioner  Sucess!

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.

DayHikerJr - Jun 9, 2008 3:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!

With Mommy and Daddy. Age 9 months. Daddy carried me.


Fins129 - Apr 10, 2008 2:51 am

Training  Sucess!

Been up many times both hiking and mountain biking. Great for training.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 25, 2008 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Via Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!

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.


GroundControl - Jan 17, 2008 1:59 am Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2008

Nice Afternoon  Sucess!

Nice little hike with my wife.

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