|Peak Summited||2020 El Cajon Mountain|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||El Cajon Mountain Trail|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were not too bad|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Local hiking experts dubbed the El Cajon Mountain trail as one of the most difficult hikes in San Diego. Today, my son and I accepted the challenge to hike it’s 11.0 miles of rolling hills and 3,900 feet elevation gain.
The trail started off with a steep climb and had several very steep hills to battle. Some of the trail was rocky, some slippery (trekking poles highly recommended). The final 0.5 miles was over and around boulders. The return back was equally brutal.
I loved this hike!