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Chip and fall

Started 6:40 AM to avoid the mid day heat inbred return. The trail from the parking lot around the lake has one uphill in the…

WATER for WOODSON

The heat at the end was a little tough. My daugter and I had a blast despite the heat. Potato chip was super fun and…

Potato Chip & Mt. Woodson Summit

Trail is in great conditions, surprisingly not too crowded. It was a great exercise although started at 1pm and finished at 4pm. Get plenty of…

Potato Chip Rock

My sister and I arrived at the trail at 7 A.M. We have hiked the trail several times before and wanted to see how fast…

Woodson Morning

Should have started a bit earlier, but the heat wasn’t too too bad!  Line for the Chip was wayyyyy too long- a squad from CalFire…

Checked off Woodson

Started really early to avoid the heat and the crowds. Did neither 😂. The short hike to potato chip rock from Hwy 67 wasn’t very…

Great Hike!

We started our hike at around 7am and we are already exposed to the sun. Steep all the way to the chip but manageable!drink lots…

Mt Woodson

Straight up – busy hike even in the morning. Beautiful views even if a little hazy.

Potatoe chip sunset

Lovely sunset, I would have climbed potatoe chip had I had better pants and shoes with traction.

Mt Woodson via Lake Poway

Nice cool start to the morning. Bathrooms available at the Poway Lake parking lots, also a few portas on the trail from Lake Poway before…

Fried and Crispy

Very nice weekday hike up to Tater Chip. There were no crowds and it wasn’t too hot. We chose to do the HWY 67 to…

Mount Woodson

We arrived at the trailhead at 7:00 am, and found plenty of parking. I was concerned we’d have trouble with that since this is such…

Short Side of the Mt

I have hiked the other trails to Mt Woodson but never the fire road. Beautiful views with the climb with the clouds settled in the…

MOUNT WOODSON

Enjoyed a quiet hike and met some cool people along the way. Warm weather and good to get back out hiking again and explore a…

Mt. Woodson – Hard Way!

Perfect San Diego “May gray” type of day.  The hill up was hard regardless.  Had my backpack on as I’m also doing section hikes of…

Chiip

Moderate trail, easy access. Hot day make sure to take lots of water and check the forecast.

Potato Chip

Holy smokes.  It was much harder than expected.  I took my 9 year old daughter.   She rocked it.   We never found the geo…

Potato Chip!!

Started early (6am). Sun came out after the peak. Beat the lines for the chip photo op. A nice steady climb with some amazing views…

Mt. Woodson

Good old Mt. Woodson. Usually a bit too crowded for my liking, but we hit trail at 6:00, so the trail was fairly quiet on…

Potato Chip Rock

The hike was fun, intense, and a bit scary at the end. The trail conditions were good for the time being and the weather was…

Potato Chip

Mt. Woodson is an awesome hike. Highly recommend going in the morning before the crowds and bring plenty of water and wear proper foot attire…

Potato Chip Rock

this was a good one. hit the trail in the am to beat the crowd. had a small wait to take that one pic

Lake Poway to Mt. Woodson

My friend and I started our hike from Lake Poway at 6:30am.the weather started out cool but pleasant.  The hike was nice.  This was a…

That one chip

First time hiking Mt. Woodson! I’ve always seen the potato chip photos and was curious to see it in person. Lucky for me, this challenge…

Back to Woodson

Initially intending to hike El Cajon I changed my plans at the last  minute due to a late start and time constraints and decided to…

Potato Chip Rock Hike

Went up to Potato Chip the back way starting by the golf course, the Fry Koegel Trail. The trail is beautiful and less trafficked, love…

Potatoe, potatow

Wonderful mid week jaunt. Very few other hikers and had the chip all to myself at one point.

Mount Woodson

Hardly anyone around on a Monday mid-day.  Hot, but beautiful views of Lake Poway which was pretty glassy.

Mt Woodson

I have always been afraid of doing this for some reason but I did it!

Potato Chip

Great hike, beautiful views and flowers were  blooming

Mt Woodson Amongst the Crowds

Forget how challenging this hike can be. Started the lake Poway Loop counterclockwise, hiked up Woodson, and then completed the loop. Beautiful day, tons of…

Mt Woodson Amongst the Crowds

Forget how challenging this hike can be. Started the lake Poway Loop counterclockwise, hiked up Woodson, and then completed the loop. Beautiful day, tons of…

Mount Woodson/Potato Chip Rock

Very busy for 8:00 in the morning on a Friday. The light mist off the lake breaking during the ascent made for a picture perfect…

Burn my legs off

4/8/21 10:07 Mt. Woodson trailhead (out) 10:50 Mt. Woodson summit 10:57 Potatochip rock 11:54 Mt. Woodson trailhead (back)

Mt Woodson

It was a nice day for a hike. There’s not much shade on the trail so brings lots of water and sunscreen.

Salty potato chip

Weather was great at the start 7am. On the way down it reached 80°. Starting to get hot! Hike over all was great! Lots of…

Potato Chip Rock

Early start to beat the heat. Sunny with little shade. Popular but not too crowded.

Mt. Woodson – Spring 2021

We decided to change our plans and hike Mt. Woodson, instead of our previously planned hike. Glad we did. It was a beautiful day, with…

Mount Woodson aka Potato Chip

It was a beautiful day for a hike, lots of people there. Kind of crowded had to wait your turn, but everyone was friendly.

Potato Chip Rock

Trail was in great condition, weather was great. Ran most of the way down the mountain.

Afternoon

Mt Woodson was my final hike of the day ,  I did 3 hikes in one day  finish 3 peaks in the same day.  Mt…

The Sun had a Chip!!

Great hike! Trail conditions were clean and dry. We started later than planned, the sun was beating down on us lol. Bring plenty of water…

The Chip

Good time to hike this trail. It was a little warm near the end, but not bad. There were purple bushes covering the hillsides, very…

Potato Chip Rock

Trying to knock these peaks out before the summer heat rolls in.  The was one of 3 peaks completed in two days (over Saturday and…

Potato Chip Rock hike

We Started 6:45am warmed up fast. We saw lots of wild flowers. Beautiful hike.

Potato Chip

Trail conditions were great. We got an early start so there weren’t too many people. No line to take a picture on Potato chip rock,…

Potato Chip-Mt. Woodson

It was a beautiful day. I went through the Lake Poway entrance. I started a little later then I anticipated but it was okay. Last…

Wonderful Woodson

Solo hike to Mount Woodson summit to finish off my San Diego Six Pack of Peak  challenge. Stopped by for a few selfies at the…

Potato Chip Hike DONE

It was definitely a difficult hike, but very pretty. Great day for a hike too.

Perfect morning at Mount Woodson

The trail was in excellent shape after Monday’s rain, slightly damp with a few small puddles, not muddy or dusty, perfect conditions.

Choose your own adventure

Last time I approached Woodson from the east side. This time I came from the west side and started a bit further north at the…

Mt Woodson

Great hike up to Potato Chip Rock / Mt. Woodson, love this hike!

Mt. Woodson

Took the trail from the 67 highway as it’s free, 4.1 miles, and paved. Trail was bonkers busy, but that’s to be expected when you…

Wow no line

Beautiful morning hike, gloomy and perfect. And no line for the chip lol

Mt. Woodson Peak Trail

Great weather for the hike. Did it on a Monday morning so trail was not crowded. Got to potato chip rock and quite a bit…

Potato Chip

Good weather Make sure to start early, since it’s a popular hike, you’ll find a lot of people in the trail.

Potato 🥔 Chip Rock 🪨

 Started hike from Lake Poway side.  The Park has plenty of bathrooms, picnic tables, and parking. The hike is mainly uphill. Took a quick picture…

Potato 🥔 Chip Rock

It was a half day experience and a really good workout…and soooo worth the amazing view from the top.

Potato Chip Rock

Hikes about a half mile to Poway Lake trailhead after about a half mile on that trail I reached Mount Woodson trail which took me…

Potato Chip for Breakfast

Always a beautiful sunrise hiking up to Potato Chip Rock! Started at 6:30am to avoid the crowd on a weekend.

Potato chip rock

Lots of people were headed up to take the photo on the rock today. Beautiful weather and great views but pretty easy hike.

Mt Woodson to the chip!!

Got an early start but still quite a few people! typical Saturday!! Perfect weather! A handful of people at the chip waiting for photos but…

Looking for a Potato chip

Took the secret route up. Great hike. FAntastic scenery, cover, huge rocks, Nomes,  of course the Potato chip was very cool. Mike and Seifer were…

2 girls and a hike

We got there at 7 and started to hike . It was already hot! I recommend getting started earlier because there’s no shade . This…

Potato chip rock

Nice views but crowded. Didn’t wait for potato chop pic.

Potato Chip Hike

Overall this is one of my favorite hikes. 1st couple miles are a little challanging, but I do enjoy the view of the lake as…

Fungi and Gal

Easy trail. Uphill for about 2 miles, then fantastic views in all directions.

Potato Chip Rock Birthday Hike

Great hike! Definitely a challenge, but worth the payoff to get to the top. Squeezed the hike in before the rain yesterday and made it…

Wounded on Woodson

Fantastic day for a hike! Got to the summit early and avoided the crowds. It’s been a couple month and my boots let me know…

Mt. Woodson aka Potato Chip PARTY

Woof! Moderate, but still challenging. We went early, on our way down there were lots of people coming up. Heat was a little warmer towards…

Mt Woodson aka Potato Chip PARTY

Woof! Moderate, but still challenging. We went early, on our way down there were lots of people coming up. Heat was a little warmer towards…

A Double to Potato Chip

After completing El Cajon Peak, Mount Wilson was right on my way home.  I thought I might as well get both done in one day. …

Potato Chip Rock

I really enjoyed this hike. It was a little steeper than the last route I took to Mount Woodson, but it was paved. I would…

Blue Sky to Potato Chip

I started this hike / trail run from the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot, which added more miles to my overall effort, and along…

Potato chips anybody?

The weather perfect for the hike.  Be prepared for all those steps on the trail.

Mt. Woodson

Great Trail to summit Potato Chip from Lake Poway side. Parking was virtually empty with about 3 cars near the starting hiking point. I took…

Mount Woodson

Time: 1:42 hrs Distance: 3.52 miles Elevation gain: 1,473 feet

MT. Woodson w/ Monita

Hike was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. Granted I took the Poway Lake route because I had my dog and…

Mt Woodson From Blue Sky

Nice long one starting at Blue Sky ecological preserve to the top of mt woodson. great start to my 6 pack

Mount Woodson from Lake Poway

Parked at Lake Poway. Well maintained dirt trail the entire way up. Hiked on a Monday and trail was not busy.  There was no wait…

How I got a potato chip

The hike was crowded, lots of people, families and kids. The second half had “stairs” which were pretty steep. The whole hike was up hill…

Mt. Woodson

It was tougher than expected but an overall great hike. It is a fairly busy trail.

Mount Woodson via Fry-Koegel Trail

Great hike! The Fry-Koegel Trail section was our favorite part – soft dirt trail, trees and shade, and barely any people. The Mount Woodson section…

Sweet Potato Chip

Short and sweet hike to Potato Chip Rock! 4.4 mi out and back, can’t beat that!  Steady incline straight up. As always, this trail is…

Mount Woodson “Potato Chip Rock”

Started my peak climbing with this one, a local favorite. 7.9 miles recorded with a 2,110ft elevation gain. The weather, typical, beautiful sunny day. Love…

Who Needs a Stairclimber? (2 out of 6)

Pretty cool hike. Definitely would recommending stopping at different points along the switchbacks/stairs on the way up. Can get crowded and you pay to park…

No Chip Today

I drove down to visit a friend for the weekend and made the stop in Poway to make the climb. This is my first hike…

Potato Chip Rock/Mt Woodson

Great hike today, clear views, not too many other hikers and no wait to go on the chip. Lots of steps and uphill to get…

Chip’n away at the 6 peaks

Such a treat to have an afternoon off and bag a peak, Beautiful day, only a few others on the trail- no one at potato…

#3 Hungry for a Chip?

I woke up this morning and said why not go hike to Potato Chip rock so I did. I hiked the service road to help…

Moonwalking on the Chip

The hike itself was quite a workout since we kept a steady pace close to 3mph the entire way up. Despite it having rained just…

Chip Off the Old Block

Foggy weather today and cloudy. Nice breeze but colder once we reached the top. Definitely need a light jacket/sweater if you’re going to hangout at…

(Lays) Potato Chip Rock aka Mt. Woodson

Trekked through Mt. Woodson as my first mountain to summit with a two of my fellow 6-peak-challenger hikers. We started at around 0645 am, very…

(Lays) Potato Chip Rock aka Mt. Woodson

Trekked through Mt. Woodson as my first mountain to summit with a two of my fellow 6-peak-challenger hikers. We started at around 0645 am, very…

My Woodson

Beautiful morning hike. Unable to get a view from the top but it was all well worth it.