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Lake Poway Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 435' 132 m
Descent: -430' -131 m
High: 1,084' 330 m
Low: 759' 231 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

Enjoy a nice tour around Lake Poway.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Lake · Views

Description

From the main parking lot, head towards the lake and turn right on the obvious trail. Enjoy the water birds that hang out at the lakeshore.

After starting just above the level of the lake, you rise to a commanding view of the lake. At about a mile in, you pass the Mt. Woodson Trail. Continue north along the lakeshore and after another third of a mile you come parallel to the dam.

The trail drops below the dam from here and enters a live oak forest. Pass an access road and rise back up the hill. An extra loop heads off right, but continue along until you are soon back where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of cool water birds can be found here.

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  3.4 from 9 votes

#2

in Lake Poway

#17298

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#2

in Lake Poway

#1,804

in California

#17,298

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21 Views Last Month
516 Since Oct 31, 2016
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Photos

Lake Poway during the late afternoon from the lookout at the south of the lake
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Beautiful morning hike around Lake Poway!
Apr 14, 2018 near Poway, CA
If you are in Southern California this is a great little trail.
Sep 24, 2017 near Poway, CA
Lake Poway during the early morning from the lookout at the south of the lake
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Southern shore of Lake Poway shortly before sunset
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA
Lake Poway from the Mount Woodson Trail
Jan 2, 2018 near Poway, CA

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