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Recommended Routes 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.
Difficult

Three Peak Out-and-Back

5.8 mi 9.4 km 1,772' Up 540.24 m Up 1,772' Down 540.18 m Down

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

Cowles Mountain Backside Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km 874' Up 266.28 m Up 877' Down 267.18 m Down

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

Mission Trails Loops

11.1 mi 17.9 km 1,593' Up 485.66 m Up 1,581' Down 482.01 m Down

La Mesa, CA

Mission Trails Regional Park Running

  • 63 Miles 102 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mission Trails Regional Park - 34

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1.3 mi 2.0 km #1Kwaay Paay Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA 22 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Mesa Trail
Difficult
Santee, CA
Difficult
Santee, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #3Grinding Rocks Trail
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #4South Fortuna Trail
Difficult
Santee, CA
Difficult
Santee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #5Cowles Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA 19 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #6Pyles Peak Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #7North Fortuna Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #8Climbers Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #9Father Junipero Serra Trail
Easy
La Mesa, CA
Easy
La Mesa, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #10Big Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA

Photos of Mission Trails Regional Park - 34

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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
One of the easier spots on Climber's Loop.
Feb 7, 2021 near Santee, CA
One of the bridges in Oak Canyon Trail
Jul 15, 2020 near Santee, 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