Elevation

1,591 ft / 485 m

#7,654 in California

#63,289 in United States

Prominence

991 ft / 302 m

#614 in California

#2,710 in United States

Summits

154 summits

#11 in California

#228 in United States

Top climbing months

February   11%

March   9%

October   9%

Most climbed route

Cowles Mtn Trail from Navajo Rd.

3.0 mi • 885 ft gain • Class 1

Highlights

  • Cowles Mountain is the highest peak in the City of San Diego at 1,593'.
  • However, many peaks in the county as a whole are much higher.
  • This is a popular first time peak for many visitors and locals alike
40 summits • 3.0 mi • 885 ft gain • 1 hr 51 min • Class 1
1 summit • 5.0 mi • 1,597 ft gain • 2 hr 57 min
1 summit • 5.8 mi • 1,542 ft gain • 2 hr 39 min
1 summit • 6.3 mi • 1,733 ft gain • 3 hr 36 min
1 summit • 7.1 mi • 1,771 ft gain • 2 hr 31 min

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