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43 mi 70 km of trail 3 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 21 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Featured Runs in Mission Trails Regional Park - 3

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Favorite Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Peak Out-and-Back

5.8 mi 9.4 km • Out and Back • 1,772 ft Ascent 540.24 m Ascent

(15) La Mesa, CA
Favorite Looking North East from the top of Cowles Mountain. The trail that can be seen is the service road.
Intermediate

Cowles Mountain Backside Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 874 ft Ascent 266.28 m Ascent

(18) La Mesa, CA
Favorite South Fortuna from Visitor Center loop
Intermediate

Mission Trails Loops

11.1 mi 17.9 km • Loop • 1,593 ft Ascent 485.66 m Ascent

(7) La Mesa, CA

Trails in Mission Trails Regional Park - 33

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1.3 mi 2.0 km #1Kwaay Paay Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.3 mi 2.0 km Santee, CA 19 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Mesa Trail
Difficult
Santee, CA
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Santee, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3South Fortuna Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Santee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Cowles Mountain Trail
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km La Mesa, CA 15 
1.0 mi 1.5 km #5North Fortuna Trail
Intermediate
Santee, CA
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Santee, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Climbers Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Santee, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Pyles Peak Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km La Mesa, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #8Big Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.6 mi 2.5 km Santee, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Barker Way Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km La Mesa, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10San Diego River Crossing Trail
Intermediate
Santee, CA
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Santee, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #11Quarry Loop
Easy/Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km La Mesa, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #12Suycott Valley Trail
Intermediate
Santee, CA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Santee, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #13East Shepherd/Greenbelt Trail: Via Valarta Section
Easy
Santee, CA
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Santee, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #14Visitors Center Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km La Mesa, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #15Cowles Service Road
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km La Mesa, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #16Oak Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Santee, CA
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Santee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #17Grasslands Loop Trail
Easy
Santee, CA
Easy
1.4 mi 2.2 km Santee, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #18Father Junipero Serra Trail
Easy
La Mesa, CA
Easy
2.6 mi 4.2 km La Mesa, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #19Oak Grove Loop
Easy
La Mesa, CA
Easy
1.1 mi 1.7 km La Mesa, CA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #20Fortuna Saddle Trail
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km La Mesa, CA

Photos of Mission Trails Regional Park - 31

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Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Jun 29, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Looking North East from the top of Cowles Mountain. The trail that can be seen is the service road.
Jun 29, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
View of San Diego
Jul 1, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Evening view from "The Balcony" on the Cowles Mountain Service Road. Looking northeast towards Santee.
May 11, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Visitor Center Loop
Oct 13, 2019 near La Mesa, CA
South Fortuna from Visitor Center loop
Oct 13, 2019 near La Mesa, CA
Top of South Fortuna summit views
May 25, 2018 near Santee, CA
Sycamore Canyon in Mission Trails Regional Park is quite soggy after a very wet winter.
May 12, 2017 near Santee, CA

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