Top Spots

Walker Preserve Trail

Santee, California

5.97 mi / 154 ft gain

Walker Preserve Trail

Santee, California

5.97 mi / 154 ft gain

Santee Lakes Trail

Santee, California

3.47 mi / 115 ft gain

Big Rock and Mesa Road Loop

Santee, California

2.57 mi / 499 ft gain

Hike to Cowles Mountain via Big Rock Trail

Santee, California

4.0
5 mi / 1000 ft gain

Big Rock Trail

Santee, California

4.9 mi / 1207 ft gain

Crystal Cave

Santee, California

4.0
0.46 mi / 59 ft gain

Cowles Mountain via Mesa Trail

Santee, California

4.44 mi / 1086 ft gain

Cowles Mountain from Big Rock Trail

Santee, California

4.86 mi / 1207 ft gain

Places to stay

9750 Lake Helix Terrace, California

Helix Hideaway | All-Suite Estate, Outdoor Kitchen

From $622 / night

San Diego, California

Hemingway House: Hilltop Haven w/ Private Pool

From $333 / night

5541 Dwight Street, California

Redwood Retreat | Private Hot Tub & Gas Firepit

From $146 / night

Walkable Family Home, Guest House & Heated Pool

From $803 / night

San Diego, California

Luxe Modern North Park Condo with Fireplace

From $114 / night

San Diego, California

San Diego Oasis w/ Private Pool, Spa, & Pool Table

From $469 / night

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Photography Spots in San Diego

Dustin Kahia

The Adventure-side of Oceanside - 4 Days of Sending it in the Heart of SoCal

William Woodward

The Adventure-side of Oceanside Essential Gear

Josiah Roe

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