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Kwaay Paay Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 872' 266 m
Descent: -8' -2 m
High: 1,170' 357 m
Low: 305' 93 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)

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A relatively short but tough trail with rewarding views of San Diego.

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There are several trailheads with trails leading to Kwaay Paay Peak. This trailhead is located on Father Junipero Serra road closest to the dirt parking lot. You can park on Junipero Serra road, but if you're planning on staying past 7 pm, park on the dirt parking lot at the entrance to Mission Trails Park.

The trail begins with a steep climb and never lets up. You encounter several flat places where you can give your legs a rest, but you face another steep climb near the end.

Once you reach the top, you are rewarded with 360-degree views of San Diego and of the entire Mission Trails Park.

Be cautious on the return trip since the steepness can be treacherous. Trekking poles are recommended but not required.

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Oct 5, 2018
Miles Outlaw
0h 28m
Jul 9, 2018
Brian Schroth
Great hike steep towards to end 4.4mi
Jan 3, 2018
ANTHONY Anthony
Jun 22, 2017
Jared Sartini
2.6mi

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View towards the north from Kwaay Paay Peak.
Jun 30, 2015 near Santee, CA
Start of Kwaay Paay Peak Trail at Mission Trails Park.
Apr 24, 2017 near Santee, CA
A blue belly lizard at Mission Trails Park.
Apr 24, 2017 near Santee, CA
View west from near Kwaay Paay Peak at Mission Trails Park.
Apr 24, 2017 near Santee, CA
Pano view from the top, looking west.
Feb 25, 2016 near Santee, CA
View towards the north of the Grassland Loop at Mission Trails Park from the Kwaay Paay Peak Trail.
Jun 30, 2015 near Santee, CA

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