Peaks

 

100

 

 

Pursuers

 

156

 

 

Finishers

 

0

 

 

Official list of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter. Includes 100 peaks in San Diego County based on "accessibility, topography, variety of terrain, prominence, and ability to offer climbers a well-rounded representation of the entire county". See http://sandiego.sierraclub.org/peaks/

 

Highest peak

Cuyamaca Peak

6,512 ft / 1,984 m

Most prominent peak

Palomar Mountain High Point

2,856 ft / 870 m

Most summited peak

Cowles Mountain

106 summits

Most difficult peak

Cowles Mountain

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 4 peaks

Top climbing months

January   13%

March   11%

April   10%

"First time hiking in mission trails on a week day, my daughter and I practically the only souls on the trail. Loved this trail, not too long or too short. Not too easy, but not too hard either. " - North Fortuna Mountain, spr_kween, Sep 21, 2018
"First time hiking in mission trails on a week day, my daughter and I practically the only souls on the trail. Loved this trail, not too long or too short. Not too easy, but not too hard either. " - North Fortuna Mountain, spr_kween, Sep 21, 2018
"Second summit of El Cajon. We were at the trailhead at 7:15 am and temp was around 65 with blue skies. Reach the summit in about 2.5 hrs and it was HOT by that point. On the way down we ran into some issues with the heat reaching about 90 and slowing us down significantly." - El Cajon Mountain, jakeshurer, Sep 15, 2018
"Got to the trailhead at daybreak. Took the East Trail as there was a man with his German Shepard on the main trail playing fetch (dogs at play and toddlers who chase dogs don't always go hand in hand). Once passing the grassland there's a slight incline starting up the mountain. Going at a moderate pace it wasn't difficult. Getting closer to the summit the trail does become a bit more steep. Still , if pacing yourself it's a workout on the legs, but still nothing too difficult. The high brush made it near impossible to view the summit, which I found to be kind of fun. Glad we got to t" - Kwaay Paay, spr_kween, Sep 15, 2018
"Once passing the crowd at Cowles, you enter pure serenity as you continue on to Pyles Peak. Not difficult until approaching the summit and only if not wearing the appropriate shoes (some climbing on rocks to reach the top).. wouldn't recommend this trail in the afternoon of hot summer days. Returning back to Cowles is mostly uphill and can get exhausting if not an avid hiker and not enough water. If you have children and are uncertain of their abilities, I probably wouldn't recommend brining them here. " - Pyles Peak, spr_kween, Sep 8, 2018