Cowles Mountain

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While Cowles Mountain might have a lot of different variations in pronunciation, one thing rings true every time, it’s a great hike.

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Just about 20 minutes outside of downtown, Cowles Mountain is a great hike for beginners, families, walkers, runners…everyone!  And that is probably why this hike is so popular.  And when I say popular, I also mean busy.  The trails can get pretty packed on the weekends, and so make sure that you plan ahead.  Go early on the weekends, or plan your hike for a weekday.

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Make sure to wear a good pair of sneaks – as you can see, you will be hiking on soft ground that can sometimes be a little slippery.

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The day we hiked it was super overcast, but it was actually a nice respite from the typical heat that you can get there.

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Things started to clear up just a little bit, until we made it to the top, where we were hanging with the clouds.

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Even though we didn’t get to enjoy the beautiful views of San Diego from the top, we had a great time getting out and doing something different.

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