• Activities:

    Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:


  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:


  • RT Distance:

    6.2 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1459 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby

The Fortuna Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile hike that features a waterfall and scenic, sweeping views of San Diego and the surrounding mountains.

The Fortuna Mountain Trail is an easy drive from San Diego. The waterfall is most visible in the spring or after heavy rains. The trail is accessible year-round, and allows dogs that are kept on leash. 

Print out trail maps before getting started to avoid getting lost. 

Photos: Erik Fitzpatrick and Chris Palmer

Pack List

  • Water (3-4 liters)
  • Snacks
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Trail map 
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