Hike Mother Miguel Mountain

Paseo Los Gatos

Distance

4.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

977 Feet

Activities

Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

This amazing hike summits Mother Miguel Mountain via the Rock House Trail - a perfect length for hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers.

At the summit, your work will be rewarded with stunning views from downtown San Diego all the way to Mexico. You can also see the surrounding mountain peaks and the Sweetwater Reservoir. 

This is a great hike to do at sunset - but bring a headlamp / flashlight for the hike back down. This trail is easily accessible from the greater LA and San Diego areas, and the trail allows dogs. There is no shade on the trail, so bring sun protection and lots of extra water. The trail has loose rock in some areas, so wear sturdy hiking boots or trail running shoes.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Awesome views! Great workout!

I loved the steep climb. And it has a wonderful view from the top!

Distance

4.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

977 Feet

Activities

Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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