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Mount Woodson & Lay’s Potato Chips

We hiked to potato chip rock once previously but were excited to do it again for the 6-peaks challenge. Weather was perfect, cool and breezy.…

MT Woodson

Decided to hike up the fireroad to Mt Woodson/Potato Chip Rock for a shorter hike since we were also going to do Volcan the same…

Poway park to Mount Woodson

Great place and very enjoyable hike. Pretty easy and trail is very well maintained. Best part of the hike was stopping at potato chip rock.…

Woodson & Potatoe Chip Rock

Very short & easy hike compared to the original 6, but it was still a good experience. The trail is so well maintained and it…

Mt Woodson

Started at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve at 2:45pm.  Reached the summit by 4:35pm, just in time for a beautiful sunset.  Weather was amazing, temps in…

My Woodson

Great hike with my grandson Brody, The highlight was Potato chip rock!!

Woodson Mountain (sans Potato Chip)

Bonus hike in the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge — up Mount Woodson (Woodson Mountain?). We hiked with both Lucy and Farley, and were joined by…

Potato 🥔 chip 🎸

The day was kind of chilly and windy, but sun is out,  I started off of the 67, I parked on the side of the…

Mt. Woodson Via Lake Poway

Great hike with beautiful views of the fog/marine layer and peaks of other mountains poking up through. Started early morning and the sun got pretty…

Potato Chip

My husband and I arrived at route 67 trailhead around 7am and parked along side the road. The volunteers caring for the trail have made…

Busy Potato Chip Rock

A great hike today being that the San B’s and San G’s have been closed.  However VERY busy.  Took my husband and daughter and had…

Beautiful Sunset Views

Best way to enjoy this peak is around the Sunset time. Do take a headlamp because there are a lot of holes on the pavement…

Potatoe Chip Rock

My third hike today at San Diego was Potatoe Chip Rock and as usual the trail and the rock was packed. No room to climb…

Mount Woodson

I started the hike later in the morning. Parking can be found at Lake Poway and is $10 on weekends. To get to the trailhead…

Tater chip trail

My Woodson was good. Weather was really decent fall weather. People were plentiful on the trail. They’re were a few rude people. Waited in line…

Tater chip trail

Trail was good. Weather was good. People were plentiful with a few rude ones on the trail. Long line at the top to take a…

Mount Woodson

Started at 6:30 am. Weather was about 60. Trail starts behind houses and then turns up the mountain. About halfway it meets up with the…

Tater Chip

Long early morning drive. Crowd was there early and trail had more traffic than any other hikes. Was a steeper climb than expected but beautiful…

Potato Chip Rock

Beautiful hike on an overcast day. Trail is in group condition, but get there early (and mid-week) to avoid the crowds.

Potato Chip Rock

Good workout. It was hot and dry but we brought plenty of water.. Very challenging hike

Potato Chip

This trail was mostly steps consistently going upward. We started at about 6:30am and got up to the Chip photo opp spot before 9am. The…

Fish and potatoe chips rock

Very hot take lots of water 3L min for me, picture wait time on the chip is way too long next time I will go…

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

Started the Hike at 6:00am! Lake was foggy and trail was still dark. This was one of the best hikes I have done.  As soon…

#4 – 2020 Mount Woodson

I did once from the other side (from CA-67), this time from Lake Poway. Started 6am, get the peak in 1hr 40mins. It was easy…

The Chip

Great condition just a little warm

Woodson

Trail was easy to follow, recommend starting early to avoid the heat and crowds. If you want to get a picture at potato chip rock,…

LOOKING FOR POTATO CHIP ROCK

We parked at Lake Poway and arrived at 6am.  It was nice because we had to drive 1.5 hours to get there and the bathrooms…

Mount Woodson

This was a very enjoyable hike. I had the opportunity to experience wonderful memories with my daughter. Also, it’s encouraging to inspire a new hiker…

Potato Chip Rock

My friend and I started our hike at Lake Poway. We arrived at 6am and the weather was perfect, not too hot with a cool…

Potato 🥔 Chip aka Mt Woodson

Glad we started this hike early. It got hot super fast. The trail was crowed. There was a long line potato chip rock. Overall I…

Mt Potato

Great Experience to see rock formation

Potato Chip Rock

Quick hike up to Potato Chip Rock.  Limited choices for remaining hikes as other LA county trails are closed.  FYI on weekend parking fee of…

Potato Chip Fun

Trail was busy as was mentioned on numerous posts. Regardless, we started around 7:30am on a Sunday and were fine with parking and the trail…

Woodson

Hot, hot day for potato chips

Potato chips

This hike has got to be the cutest. Great views of the lake, ocean, a blend of city and mountains. We were lucky to have…

Potato Chip

Peak number 4 for me. It’s rated as difficult, which it was in areas but overall if you are a hiker, it wasn’t to awful.

#1

Beautiful, early morning, beat the heat sun rising hike.

Hungry for a potato chip!

I did this back in May which was too long ago to go with the rest of my 17 peaks, so decided to redo it…

Mt. Woodson at 91degrees F

The weather was pleasant at 8:48 am when I started, but by the time I finished it was 91 degrees F. So my poor planning…

Crowded Trek up Mount Woodson

A decent hike, with excellent views of San Diego, but way too many people for my COVID comfort and general enjoyment.

Potato chip rock sunrise…

Beautiful sunrise! Nobody but my group on the summit.  Started at 4:30am and reached the summit in the dark and watched a spectacular sunrise.  Wasn’t…

Potato chip rock

Foggy Friday morning hike to Mount Woodson “ Potato Chip Rock” trail was quiet , and well maintained . Not crowded at the summit,. Amazing…

Mt. Woodson Hike

Hiked up Mt. Woodson for my 3rd hike of the 6 pack of peaks.  It was warm and not too crowded on a Friday.  Parking…

Sunrise summit potato chip rock

Awesome awesome experience! Hiked with a friend and also a local super six pack of peaks bagger.  Started at 4:30am and were the first in…

Gone Potato Chippin’

Upon leaving Volcan Mountain, our hiking tour of San Diego continued with a planned next stop at Cuyamaca Peak. However, 45 minutes later, we would…

Not Mount Woodson

Although we all call it Mount Woodson, too maps insist that it is Woodson Mountain. So who’s wrong?… The Potato chip was plenty busy on…

Mt Woodson

Started 6am still cool, sun poked through about 8am.  Overall great hike to the top

Does This Really Count?

Sooooo, I was not sure if I was going to count this one or not..But here I am. This is a different type of hike…

Altitude Sickness or Heat Stroke!

So, this hike was added to the pack of peaks. I was already planning to hike this before it even go added. I was expecting…

Potato Chip Rock

Did Woodson via the Ramona side for sunset and the views did not disappoint.  This one was short, steep and well worth the effort to…

“Potato Chip Rock”

My friend and I hit the trail @ 9:15 this morning. We were happy to see only a few people waiting in line to take…

MT Woodson

Easy Hike just no shade, bring water

2nd round up to Potato Chip

Heavily trafficked on a Saturday morning. I must’ve passed up at least 50 people. Still a good climb within the city

Busy chip

Very busy and hot day. line to go on the Potato chip rock to take pictures. Overall a wonderful day.

Hot Potato

Quick solo hike up Mt.Woodson trail to Potato Chip Rock.

Mt. Woodson

Took the fire road up for a 4 mile trek.  Lots of cars parked on the busy street to start the trail, but it wasn’t…

Mount Woodson

Great hike. Lots of people waiting to take a picture at the famous Potatoe Chip Rock.

Who cares about the chip

Started hike at 7AM and the road/highway was packed full of cars for parking. Several people displayed their horrible parking skills and parked so far…

Sunrise on potato 🥔 chip!!

Absolutely beautiful going up this morning. I had never done throw from the Ramona side.. great views going up

Potato chip × 2

My teenage son and I powered up this one. We had a nice marine layer for the hike up in which it took us 1hr5min…

Take a bite out of the Chip!

Excellently groomed trail that brings beautiful views all along the way! A bit anticlimactic at the summit (think small version of Mt. Wilson) and a…

Hot

Rolled up this thing at about 4 PM on a whim.  Got hit with 88 degree heat action, which pretty much sucked until gaining about…

False Idols

This route was quiet and beautiful. There are so many great rocks and trees. Once you get to Potato Chip Rock, things take a disappointing…

False Idols

This route was quiet and beautiful. There are so many great rocks and trees. Once you get to Potato Chip Rock, things take a disappointing…

Potato chip

SO MANY PEOPLE…..and it doesn’t matter which way you go. We chose the side along highway 67 today so we could get up and back…

Potato Chip

Started this hike early around 6 a.m. it was already hot. Lots of people on trail when coming down.

Taking a Bite of that Chip

Started at 6:30am to try to beat the heat and crowds. For a short hike, this one packs some punch with all those stairs! I…

Potato Chip Rock

I hiked this trail with my husband and our dog.  We started at about 7:30 and it was not too crowded for a holiday weekend.…

Mount Woodson/Potato Chip Rock

Definitely a very fun hike!  We arrived before 7:00 a.m. on a Wednesday morning.  Not too many people at this time.  However, within two hours,…

HikerSparkie

Little cold in morning then got really hot quick.  Really busy trail and the line to take picture took us about 1hr.

Potato Chip

It was a very well maintain route, highly trafficked and super popular once’s you get to Potato Chip rock. It was a very hot day,…

My. Woodson

A beautiful morning with a view of heaven!  Incredibly inspiring and humbling.  No “chip pic” for me as my fear of heights deterred me from…

Weekday peakday

Not too crowded, foggy walking up but clear and hot all the way down.

Dont Trip Potato Chip

This trail is challenging and beautiful! All the “stairs” at the top make for a Great workout. However my legs got so cramped at the…

Potato Chip

I usually run this trail when I’m training for an ultramarathon, but instead I decided to hike the trail with my friend. We did the…

Mt. Woodson

Go early if you plan to take a picture at potato chip rock. This trail is hard, but still run-able. Pretty sights throughout the way.

Chips Ahoy

Many hikers were enjoying Mt Woodson.

My Woodson

It is a fun hike, but man does it get hot.

Mount Woodson

We were training for our Halfdome trip. Started at 8:30AM and took about 2 hours to get to the top. Was pretty hot that day

Mt. Woodson

Started the trail early and got to the empty peak. I had the chance to enjoy Potato Chip Rock by myself. The trail was okay,…

Mount Woodson

It was a pretty hike as usual. Couldn’t find where the peak was exactly, but when we started down the opposite side, I figured I…

Pringle Chip Mountain

Yeah this is very popular trail and I try to stay away popular trails because of the obvious crowds. There was actually a line to…

Mount Woodson

Hiked Mt Woodson as my second peak today.  It finished off the San Diego peaks for me.  Nice cool day

Conquering Fears on Mt. Woodson

Took a new route today that I really enjoyed because it had lots of shade. Once we got to the top I wasn’t going to…

Forget the chip, go for the block!

Opted for a late afternoon/early evening hike up. My primary goal was to actually get on top of the summit block. Standing on the Potato…

Potatoes gonna potate

Started a bit late at 8am the sun was no joke. It got too hot out there. When we made it to the top there…

Mount Woodson

Warm spring morning. Lots of hikers on the trail. Chip was crowded.

Potato Chip

started at 6am with approx 15 people at top. No line for pics which was great! Pretty cloudy day so thats probably why it wasn’t…

Mt. Woodson

I drove down from LA to grab this new peak during the weekday considering how crowded it is reported to be on weekends. Ended up…

Worthy Potato Chip

The hike was beautiful. I would suggest going on a weekday because parking is free. We also found a minimal amount of people on the…

Hungry for Potato Chip

Loved it. Weather was hot and no shade. Major booty burn with the incline and my first real hike ever. Had stopped working out for…

#NeverForget Hike (#5 of 18)

This is probably the easiest and shortest of the 18 peaks this year. Not sure why this one is chosen to be apart of the…

No regrets

We wanted to start on the other end but the gates didn’t open until 9 & parking would be at half capacity.  So we started…

Potato Chip Rock

I started at hike around 6:50am. I hiked on the Mount Woodson trail from HWY 67. This was a good hike. It ascended all the…