Hey Active Hikers! The last few hikes we’ve done have been a little on the longer side, and I think a few of you are looking for more of a beginner’s hike.
SO,that being said – we’ll be doing COWLES MOUNTAIN on Saturday morning at 7:30AM.
Cowles is a pretty quick hike – you can easily be up and down in an hour and a half, with a good rest at the top. It’s a very well-traveled path, which is why we’re going early to avoid the crowds.As always, please let Carrie or myself know if you plan on coming out, so we can be sure to wait for you at the trailhead.
Here are the directions:
From Interstate 8 - Take 8 to the College Avenue exit. Proceed north on College Avenue 1.0 miles to Navajo Road. Turn right and proceed on Navajo Road 1.9 miles to Golfcrest Drive. Turn left on Golfcrest Drive to
enter parking lot.
From Route 52 - Take 52 to the Mast Blvd. exit in Santee. Driving east, turn left onto Mast Blvd., go under the freeway to the first traffic signal (West Hills Parkway) and turn right. Driving west, turn right onto Mast Blvd. and right onto West Hills Parkway. Take West Hills Parkway to Mission Gorge Road and turn right. Proceed down Mission Gorge Road 1.9 miles to Golfcrest Drive. Turn left onto Golfcrest Drive and go to the top of the hill. The staging area is on the left at the intersection of Navajo Road and Golfcrest Drive.
From Route 125 - Take 125 north to Mission Gorge Road and turn left. Proceed down Mission Gorge Road 3.3 miles to Golfcrest Drive. Turn left onto Golfcrest Drive and go 1 mile to the top of the hill. The staging area is on the left at the intersection of Navajo Road and Golfcrest Drive.