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Corte Madera

Great day to hike early. Really enjoyed this hike and mountain is incredible.

Corte Madera

This hike hit all the right notes straight from the start. It starts in a canyon that winds its way up an ATV road with…

Corte Madera

Great hike, trails narrow lots of bushes get ready for multiple scratches.

Corte Madera

Second hike of our San Diego 6-pack of peaks complete. Beautiful day but it was warm on descent. We started around 8AM and it took…

Friday Fun

Trail is very overgrown make sure you download the app before you go to have the map. Also note that the rest area (in Jeff’s…

Stone Jumping

Got to the hike around 9am, the weather was already in the mid 80’s but it didn’t even feel hot as I was hiking. It…

Serenity in San Diego

Absolutely beautiful view from the summit. I started late (9am) due to a finger injury in the early morning. I worried that it would get…

Spiders, snakes and flies- oh my!

As the title suggest, the trail was alive with all sorts of creepy crawly critters this morning!  Great views throughout the hike.  Lots of shady…

Corte Madera…a new fave!

Hiked March 19, 2022. Such a lovely & scenic trail. Yeah, we saw the Half Dome of SD 🙂 Looking forward to hiking this on…

Head in the clouds

This is a great blend of uphill with periodic flat sections for resting heart rate.  Cloud levels we think almost misty how early we started.…

The Half Dome Of San Diego

We got lucky with a beautiful sunny day that wasn’t too hot. Not too many people on the trail but the two main parking areas…

Corte Madera Mountain

I started this trail pretty late in the day (around 1pm), which I regret as the sun was merciless that day! Getting there and parking…

Corte Madera

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Would do it again!!!

Corte Madera

Beautiful sunny day.  A little hot climbing up toward the peak.  Recommend a cooling towel to wrap around your neck.  Encountered a coiled rattler under…

Wildflowers galore!

I am not a rock scramble fan, and the last mile is all that. Beautiful views and wildflowers! The hike is up up but gradual…

Corte Madera Mountain Trail

So pretty! My friend doing this adventure challenge with me and I saw a lot of Perengrine Falcons on the trail. Saw what we think…

All the boulders at Corte Madera

There were a few people there, but the trail wasn’t crowded. Finding parking was a challenge though as parking is limited. It was very gorgeous.…

Mid Spring Frolic up Corte Madera

Wow! What an amazing gem! This trail is so beautiful and so much fun to play on! I found myself peaking around every corner with…

Corte Madera

Beautiful hike! We were the first on the trail and enjoyed the views and nature all to ourselves! First time hiking this peak and wouldn’t…

Corte Madera

began hike at 8:30 AM temp low 70’s. shade at times, trail condition changes a few times. took about 3 1/2 hours with stops and…

Corte Madera

Hike was more challenging than I expected. Most of the hike is moderate but there are sections that kicked my butt and I was worn…

Cut Wood

My favorite of the San Diego 6. What a peaceful place. I had the peak all to myself.

Corte Madera Mountain

First time using trekking poles, felt helpful.  Stunning clear view at the peak.  Was quiet, only saw one person on the way up. Almost missed…

Corte Madera

Fun solo hike up Corte Madera today. Just three more peaks to summit to complete the San Diego Six-Pack of Peaks!

Rock and Roll

Beautiful weather conditions for hiking, clear and sunny.  The trail conditions were a little rough.  Very rocky path and very narrow.  Lots of bushes close…

Corte Madera Peak Hike

Overall a great hike but more difficult than I expected.  The scenery on the way up and view from the top was beautiful! A lot…

Chopped Wood

The beginning of the trail is a woodsy shaded area and it a beautiful way to start! The weather was mild, as the day progressed…

Beautiful Hike

This is a beautiful hike, described as hard but not really. It has some inclines that make your heart race bit not for long and…

Corte Madera – New Favorite

The hike was a little bit more difficult than I expected, which only tells me I need to get in better shape to continue the…

San Diego’s half dome

prepare for distance! Couple areas we climbed rocks. Espinosa is a suitable name for the trail! Loved the flowers but be ware of thorny shrubs…

Corte Madera Hike-N-Bike

In my research, nothing said mountain biking was impermissible…however, I found out that, past the saddle with the Espinosa Trail and the road to Mount…

Nice day to hike Corte Madera Mountain

Today is a perfect day for hiking – cool temperature and sunny. The hike is only in moderate difficulty even it’s listed as strenuous by…

Corte Madera

Beautiful. Views all around. Wear sunscreen and pants and long sleeve, vegetation at top can get rough

A Mountain in the middle or nowhere

New to San Diego and thought  this mountain is very secluded ie not surrounded by any towns close by. Very enjoyable 7 mile out and…

Beautiful views!

This is a hidden gem. So beautiful and peaceful. This time of year it’s so green. The hike started out fairly easy and increased with…

Beautiful Corte Madera

Beautiful day to hike Corte Madera!  A few sketchy parts and we got off trail a few times as well.  Very few places to park…

Hiking Corte Madera

I absolutely loved this trail! It was unlike any trail I’ve been on. The trailhead is not marked, but it’s not difficult to figure it…

Corte Maderna

It was kinda cold and really foggy, was unable to see the half dome face due to the fog.  It was a 7.06 mile trek…

Corte Madrea

Corte Madera was definitely worth the hike ! However it was a bit confusing on how to reach the trailhead . I definitely got lost…

Breathtaking Views

The weather was a bit overcast but then the sun came out the views were amazing the entire hike. Mosquitos were out and a bother…

Peaks&Pints up CM

Amazing day up CM.  Nice day for some pints up a new peak!  Cheers!!!

Hike 3 Corte madera

The weather was perfect. Not too hot or too cold. Some shade and a lot of sun. The views were amazing. I loved the up…

Corte Madera

Pretty overgrown trail but overall a fun hike. It’s getting hot out there so go sooner rather than later.

Corte Madera

Perfect day for a day hike, tackled Volcan Mountain also.

Half Done indeed

19Mar22 I think it was a good decision to replace Potato Chip with Corte Madera Mountain for this year’s SD challenge…absolutely stunning trail with lush…

Corte Madera

1st time here and so glad to see a new trail on the list.  The views and the amount of birds were amazing.

Corte Madera

Excellent hike with my friend and hiking buddy Amy.  It was a beautiful spring day with temps in the 60’s.  The hike was challenging in…

Hike that Rocks!

Trail that Rocks!  This trail was amazing… elevation was great… scaling rocks added to the excitement and views were stunning!

Pure Solitude

Hike was great! Definitely a little hot out today but we made it up and back in 2.40hrs (myself and my pupper).  She struggled a…

Corte Madera

This was a tough one for me.  Had to pause and catch my breath a couple of times. a few crossroads along the way that…

Corte Madera

Beautiful day for a hike! Got off trail (continued on Espinosa instead of going right) on the way up and got off trail again on…

Corte Madera Mountain Trail

The trail started on a pretty easy and wide path, but quickly shifted to a narrow path overgrown shrubs and loose gravel. There were a…

Corte Madera on a Beautiful Day

This trail was great! There was a little mud left here and there from the rain last week, but not much. There are parts where…

Easy peaszy new peak!!

Follow Google Maps to get out there… not Waze… Waze took us to some private ranch with a locked gate! Had to go back out…

Not long enough Corte Madrea

Make sure to use Google maps or anything other then Waze to get to trailhead or you’ll end up at a private property. As you…

Hiking the Heart

Beautiful day hike up with minor scramble in some locations, greenery everywhere close in to the trail, no bugs at all which was nice, made…

Corte Madera

What a beautiful hike! Now I see why this is usually in everyone’s list of favorites. The views were spectacular and the surroundings were beautiful.…

Scarlet

It is so beautiful view on top peak. There have some steep parts. I am glad to bring hike pole.  I love hiking there.

“Cut Wood”

Solo trek to Corte from South Orange County. Was a beautiful day with a dozen or so friendly people passed along the way to summit.…

Corte Madera

My first writing was awesome and funny…it got lost. Here is an outline: I packed my car for a mountaineering snow hike. Only used ice…

Corte Madero

The trail was fairly muddy due to the rain the day before but it was manageable. We started around 1:00 as it was fairly cold…

Corte Madera

Lots of snow towards the end.  Couldn’t find the sign; rocks were too treacherous and it was too foggy to look extensively

Mississippi Mudslide

This entire hike was so muddy d/t heavy rain the day before. It started off cold and rainy as the clouds were Dissipating but by…

Corte Madera Mountain Trail

Our Trail Tribe tackled this hike right after an impressive rain. The trail was a bit muddy in some spots but was an absolute gorgeous…

Death by hail storm

Super muddy and slippery after a rain. very challenging hike with hail.

Mud Slide Pie

The trail was really muddy today! Definitely recommend hiking poles. I almost slipped a couple of times but was able to catch myself. Beautiful views…

Raptors galore!

It was a gorgeous sunny day, with lots of raptors gliding overhead. Beautiful!

Corte Madera

Good amount of snow but no special gear required. Beautiful views at the peak

Corte Madera

A little more mud than we had bargained for, but overall very enjoyable!

The trail that never ends….

Started early it was cold and foggy but nice. This trail seemed to go on forever but finally reached the peak ?⛰?

Corte Madera

My friend and I started the hike at 10 a.m. and made it to the peak right before 12 p.m. The hike was great as…

Corte Madera hike

Blue skies, perfect low 60 degree temps!  There were patches of snow along the start and a stunning flock of large birds that circled over…

#3! Corte Madera

The hike was beautiful – views at the top were forever!

#3 Corte Madera

This hike was beautiful! Gorgeous views from the top!

Corte Madera

Started at 730 am and was very easy-moderate for the first 2.5 miles. Some light bushwhacking throughout. The difficulties come with with decently hard ascent…

Corte Madera (3/6)

I started this hike at noon so I was worried I wouldn’t be able to finish. However, the hike was very easy and we made…

Corte Madera

I found the hike to be a good challenge in terms of the terrain and the incline. It was a little too warm, especially in…

Challenge 2! Corte Madera

Oof. This is definitely a one and done trail for me! We did the Corte Madera Peak on sunday! First off, we got lost lol…

Corte Modera Mountain Trail

I highly recommend long pants and a long sleeve shirt, regardless of the weather. The single track trail for more than half of this hike…

Corte Madera

Fun hike, fairly easy but a couple of rocky areas to navigate. Definitely bring something long sleeved as the trail does get narrow and there…

❤️??

Arrived a little after sunrise; only one car already parked (suggest the earlier the better since space is limited!) – weather was pleasantly warm, clear…

Corte Madera

Very nice solo hike.  Weather was perfect!

Corte Madera

Reflecting on life… Nice clear and windy day. Had the Peak to ourselves.

Windy Corte Madera

Great weather only thing was the wind was very bad , but a beautiful trail

Half Dome of San Diego

Variety of scenery, canyons, meadows, gigantic boulders, some places overgrown but definitely not bad. I would not consider this one hard. More like moderate. I…

Welcome Corte Madera

Sunset hike. Cold and chilly at summit. Dirt road has some larger dips but was no trouble for my C250 sedan.

Perfect day on Corte Madera

Absolutely gorgeous day on the trail. Not too crowded, and excellent visibility at the peak. Could see well into Mexico, downtown San Diego, and some…

Corte Madera Mountain Trail

Not a whole lot of parking so get there early. At first the hike seems just okay and then it gets really fun and beautiful.…

Corte Bae-dera

This hike was likely the most beautiful of all of them!

Beautiful Corte Madera

Clear views and perfect temperatures made this an ideal hiking day. Parking is limited and there was only room for 2 more cars when we…

The Amazing Corte Madera Mountain Hike

I hiked Corte Madera Mountain with my niece.  This was niece’s first time hiking here.  I enjoy taking others on my favorite hikes.  This is…

Hidden San Diego

Beautiful conditions to hike in today. This was a fun hike that has an amazing view from the peak and ample other rock scrambling opportunities…

Perfect Day For Corte Madera

Beautiful conditions to hike in today. This was a fun hike that has an amazing view from the peak and ample other rock scrambling opportunities…

Corte Madera

Great day hike. Views are incredible and well worth the hike.

Corte Madera Wildlife

Hiked solo as I usually do. Got on the trail by 930 in the morning. It was cool with a stiff breeze throughout the hike,…

All to ourselves

A small group of us tried to do this hike on Saturday. There was a huge group when we arrived, a crowd really, so we…

1st of 6

Great 1st hike for the 6 pack challenge!

First Down

It’s California weather was perfect. Good shade, awesome views

First one down

A little wet in some spots, but overall a great day and a great trail. Trail is a little overgrown with vegetative, so I would…

Hike 2

Fun hike, great views

Wedding crashers

First time on this hike, now added to my favorites list! Moderately challenging (there are a few spots where it’s nice to have trekking poles).…

Ricky Corte

Holy cow!  This one really showed me who was the boss!  There were some really steep climbs that took my breath away…. Literally!   But…

Corte Madera

Headed out on a clear sunny day.  Started the hike on a shady, gradually climbing dirt road that terminated at a ranch residence.  A small…

Cort madera

Careful on the way back. Lots of loose rocks make easy to slide down. At the top enjoy the great wild view

Great Views at Corte Madera

First time on this trail and it did not disappoint. Mountain views throughout the majority of the hike. There are some rocky sections and narrow, overgrown trails,…

Corte Madera.. Me Encanta!

My girlfriend and I arrived to the trailhead and parked off to the side on Corral Canyon Road in the limited space nearby. At a…

People and Puppies

Lots of happy people and pups on the trail today. The views were wonderful and the weather was perfect!  Grateful to be able to get…

Corte Madera Peak

I went hiking to Corte Madera Mountain Trail today, Jan 29th, 2022. I started today’s hiking at 7:14am and ended at 11:41am. It took about…

360 Degrees of Beauty

Absolutely spectacular hike. 360 degree views! It was a pretty long drive to the trailhead from my house (1 hour 55 minutes). The trailhead was…

Corte Madera

THE SHOWDOWN AT CORTE MADERA A glistening smile, arms in the sky clutching that summit plaque overhead, backlit by a fiery sunset slowly disappearing behind…

Corte madera

perfect day for hiking up to the peak. Trail narrows a bit so you might want to wear long sleeves to protect your arms. All…