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Lawson Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
48% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 296' 90 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 3,604' 1,099 m
Low: 3,308' 1,008 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 25% (14°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

This is a short, powerful trail with lots of scrambling and huge views.

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Features Birding · Views

Runner Notes

This is more of a scramble than run, so expect an adventure if you head out here.

Description

Heading up from Carveache Road Trail, you only go a short way before you have to start scrambling. Push through the scrub oak and keep scrambling until you get to the platform right before the summit. Make a few challenging moves in the chimney and you can enjoy the views from the top.

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#6,181

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The Mother Grundy and Elena Mountains rise to the south of Lawson Peak
Mar 7, 2019 near Jamul, CA
Looking at Gaskill Peak from the summit
Mar 7, 2019 near Jamul, CA
Lawson peak from the trailhead
Mar 7, 2019 near Jamul, CA
View of the chimney that leads to the summit
Mar 7, 2019 near Jamul, CA

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