Enshrouded El Cajon / El Capitan Summits

Peak Summited2022 El Cajon Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadEl Cajon Mountain Trailhead
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
Additional Informationhttps://www.instagram.com/jbird2001/

Perfect day for this hike with cloudy and cool conditions.  The summit was enshrouded in clouds so there was no view at all from the top.  Nice new summit sign, courtesy of Alvera Podiatry.  Old summit sign appears discarded and is just leaning, uprooted, against the highest rock on the peak.  Be sure to stop by the produce stand near the end of the hike for good, locally grown tangelos, grapefruit, oranges, and Persian limes.  Sage bundles, too. Pay by Venmo (info is provided), or good old cash in an honor-system dropbox.

This hike completes my San Diego 6POP Challenge!


  • Time to Summit:  2hrs 21 min
  • Total Distance:  11.6 miles
  • Total Elevation Gain:  3,940 ft




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