Hike Mother Miguel Mountain

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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.


4.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

977 ft Gain




Fitness, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Nearby Lodging

San Diego Metro KOA

Chula Vista, California

From $60/night

Outsite // San Diego

Encinitas, California

Temecula / Vail Lake KOA

Temecula, California

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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Awesome views! Great workout!

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

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