I wish Mt. Woodson would son

I started my hike at 9am. Another great day for a hike, low traffic thanks to the Corona Virus! It’s always fun making the straight…

Potato Chip – round 2

More people than I thought there would be. Good weather. Little chilly at times, but it kept the sun off of us most of the…

Chip

It was a great hike, the weather was perfect  beautiful view.

Potato chip rock

Awesome trails and the weather was perfect. Not hard at all.

Social distancing at its best!

I took the Ramona side up to Potato Chip Rock to try and protect the muddy other side a little bit! Beautiful crisp, partly cloudy…

The Peak of Social Distancing

We drove down to do another peak, but it was pouring rain there. So we continued to drive to Lake Poway to do the hike…

When in doubt… go Hiking!

Hike was beautiful! We picked a great time to do this one! Typically hot but today was cool in the 50’s and hit a little…

Mt. Woodson

…a little chilly, a tiny bit of rain, but a great hike with gorgeous views, and hardly any other hikers on the trail!

Ruffled Potato Chip

I hiked up from Highway 67 on a chilly late afternoon to catch the sunset on Mt Woodson.  This hike is a short but fairly…

Potato Chip Rock- Mt Woodson

The weather has been uncharacteristically wet for sunny San Diego, so although this hike has been on the books for months, we made a last…

Fun

It was very interesting hike, I usually don’t go evenings, it was fun nice trail. It’s perfect for training for long hiking trails. And of…

Beautiful Day

When we started the trail it was raining a little but then it was partly cloudy.

Potato Chip Challenge #1

perfect weather for hiking today, partially cloudy, It was challenging at the beginning and at the rock stairs, but the views are!

Morning on Mount Woodson

Dreary and Cloudy morning beginning from Lake Poway. Light crowds on the trail going up and not to bad at Potato Chip Rock for the…

No Chip-stagram for This Chicken

This was a S-L-O-G, but a fun one! We lucked out with stunning views on a clear and warm day. A pleasant start along the…

Where is the chip?

We decided to get to the trail as early as possible (we love our morning hikes).  All morning it was cloudy with a few sprinkles…

Woodson Mountain

Had planned to go via Lake Poway route, my phone’s  map application routed me to the East Approach Trailhead🤣 Short, but steep.  Lines for photos…

Chip in it at Mount Woodson

We went up trying to beat the rain that was forecasted…we made it up in 90 mins! Potato chip was a little wet in some…

Potato chip rock

weather was great cloudy but it did not rain. trail conditions were fine. felt great and look forward to the next challenge!!

Potato Chip

The last time I did this hike years ago, I was so out of shape. It felt so good to be able to enjoy the…

Potato chip

$10 parking. Beautiful lake. Clean trails. A line to take pictures at potato chip. Sweet view at the top.

Chip’n away at Mount Woodson

This trail from the bathrooms up to the top are well maintained 👍🏾  We were able to get up and down before the rain too.…

Potato Chip for Leap Year!

arrived at 6:45 AM parked along the road off Highway 67. Moderate amount of people on the trail but only a few at the peak.…

Biting the chip!

The backside is shorter, but steeper. Two miles up a paved utility road. The view is gorgeous with huge boulders. You may see rock climbers…

To the towers

Slightly brisk conditions, with plenty of people on the peak.  There was a line for potato chip rock, so we opted for lunch on the…

Potato Chip Rock

Ran into Danny that we befriended at El Cajon Mountain 🙂 Steep and mostly paved service road-hard on knees. Perfect weather for an early afternoon…

Potato Chip

Was a little warm but nice.  Was a good little workout and there wasn’t A lot of people waiting to take pics with the rock.…

Woodson / Potato Chip!

This is the nicest trail I’ve been on  – really well maintained all the way.  Nice challenging hike, finished with my son in 3:41.  We…

Potato Chip

For this one we had to wake up at 5:45 to get to the top before the sun really got us. coming up was really…

Potato chip 🥔 ⛰

Started around 6:30am. Weather was beautiful But no shade. We ended up beating most the crowds and mid day sun. I would suggest starting earlier…

Mt Woodson

Beautiful day in Poway! 1st of 6 for the SoCal challenge! Also doing the NorCal challenge. Doing both challenges for my 60th birthday 💕

Beautiful Views of San Diego

Gorgeous panoramas of San Diego the whole way up. Prepare to wait a while if you want a pic at the “potato chip”.

Fry Fry Woody Woodson

Started at the bottom, then went to the top…then back down to the bottom.  Hiked by myself, made it up in an hour via the…

Eat it! Potato Chip Rock!

My husband and I hiked Mt. Woodson on Valentines Day as our 1st peak of the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. We chose this hike…

Pros and Cons to a Wet Hike

Light rain, overcast, and low temperatures kept the crowds away.  We were able to stand on Potato Chip Rock immediately. That being said, less hikers…

Potato chip rock

Hike was inclined and it was foggy and freezing. Slight rainfall,no restroom. When you rich the potato chip rock expect to wait in line to…

Potato chip rock

Hike was moderate about 4.5miles round trip. Hiking this trail is a little hard cause is going up most of the time but other than…

Woodson

We intended to hike El Cajon but changed our minds when we encountered the story weather on our way down to San Diego.  We though…

Mt Woodson

Beautiful weather. Ocean breezes and sunshine. And an amazing hiking  partner.

Potato Chip

Portions of the hike include rocks and small boulders.  The surrounding area is beautiful.  Rock outcroppings are great.

Mt Woodson Climb

While the trek up was almost exclusively on asphalt, the steepness of this route made for a good quad-burner!

Potatoes chip on a weekday

Wonderful day not too many people. Carried a sign for my friend who is changing jobs to the top to and sent her photos while…

Chipper Rock

What a beautiful day for a hike in San Diego! It was a quintessential San Diego day. Trail conditions were amazing. Despite getting there at…

Brought the Dip

It was a great day! Perfect mix of sun and breeze! This is always one of my “go-to” hikes that offers some great views and…

3rd Peak 2020

No shade, next time I’ll start earlier. Lots of rock stairs, but beautiful views. Potato Chip was a bit crowded but the line for photos…

Pringles Hike

Good 1sr challenge. Summited in 1 hour 8 min. Decended in 57min

The Never-ending Trail

I have to admit- I was worried about this hike. The last time I did it was 7 years ago or so. This would be…

El Cajon / Woodson / Volcan

Trio of San Diego peaks in a single day: 1. El Cajon Mountain 2. Mount Woodon 3. Volcan Mountain Started at the Ramona trailhead since…

Mount Woodson

Started at the 67 went straight up to potato chip then connected to fry- Koehler for a full 6 mile hike. Great weather and a…

Mt. Woodson

Saw a little snake. The hike down was so beautiful.

Potato Chip Rock/Mt. Woodson

We went on a Friday and started at 7am to avoid the crowds. The weather was perfect and only ran into a handful of people.…

Above the Clouds

Trail Conditions: Great, easy to follow Weather: Stayed around mid-50s from 930am-1230pm How I felt: First hike of the year. Challenging at first but got…

Sunday Morning Up Mt. Woodson

Foggy and chilly morning up the trail today. We thought we had an early start and yet summited to find 25+ people were already there…

Mt. Woodson: Lake Poway

Foggy start at 7:30 but Sun out at 9:00 summit.  Crowded with over 30 people in line for photo op at potato chip rock.  Back…

Bagged Potato Chip

We were supposed to do Volcan today, but an overturned vehicle on the road brought us here instead. All I can say was it was…

Potato chip in the dark

After hiking El Cajon mountain earlier in the day me and my friend Lone Hiker decided to eat a nice meal then hike up to…

Second Peak

I highly recommend this trail head up Mt. Woodson! We ran into maybe two other groups until we met up with the main trail where…

Potato chip day!

Such a fun trail!  There were lots of people on the trail today, and everyone was so friendly.

Potato Chip Rock

We took the West approach because it is listed as a more challenging 7.0 mile out and back hike. It starts at the Lake Poway Recreation…

The anti potato chip

I had signed up to hike this with a meet-up group, but they were going too late in the day and I like to start…

Mt. Woodson Summit – Potato Chip

We started about 6:30 am, so the weather was great. This is my third time hiking Mt. Woodson, but first time doing it from the…

Chips & dip, anyone?

Busy highway you park on, use caution. Saw deer s we began our hike up. Trail is short & steep with slight decline as you…

Woodson Mountain

Stairway to the clouds!  Not the best day for this hike but it was still enjoyable with close-in views of the local mountains.  Could see…

Potato Chip

After completing Volcan Mountain near Julian, we decided to hike Mt. Woodson on the same day. Since it was a 3-day weekend for some people,…

Mount Woodson 🏔

This was the 2nd trail of the day, after completing Volcan Mountain near Julian, CA the same day. Not our first time on this trail…

Ewiiy Hellyaa

A beautiful, clear day with gorgeous views of Lake Poway and the Pacific Ocean. Grateful my sister was able to join me for part of…

Potato Chip Rock

We started early which helped us beat the crowds and the heat. Trail conditions were good. If you want a pic on potato chip rock,…

Pringles

2nd Hike. The iconic Potato Chip. Always crowded, hikers lining up to take photo of themselves seating on the edge, jumping, hanging, crawling (like someone…

Lake Poway to Mt. Woodson Summit

Challenging hike for an amateur hiker like myself but so worth it for the view! Incline most of the hike with steep, stair-like sections closer…

Don’t Eat This Potato.

Very crowded Saturday morning hike. There were a lot of dogs off leash… which is a problem because not all dogs on leashes want friends…

Mt. Woodson

Awesome sunny day. Huge line for potato chip rock!

Chip off the ole block

Beautiful afternoon stroll. The sandy 100 yd trail passes through the shade of large oak trees in green pasture like setting that takes  you to…

Don’t trip on the potato chip!

So glad we took this trail as it was far less crowded than the more popular routes. Pretty hike through a forested area before meeting…

Potato chip wait rock

This may have been one of the harder hikes in San Diego – lots of stone stairs – over 2100’ elevation change.  Rough on my…

Crowded Chip

Very busy!! I was a little disappointed that it was so busy on the trail. Would definitely be better on a weekday ad early in…

Mt Woodson & Potato Chip Rock

We went up via the Fry-Koegel trail. It was scenic and we avoided the crowds until the trail merged with the Lake Poway route. the…

Just to Mt. Woodson, please.

Our #Friyay made for an epic day of adventure in San Diego County. We set out to hike 2 peaks out of 18 peaks for…

Mt. Woodson

I rained all the way up.  Lots of cloud cover, so limited views, but still a great hike.

Potato Chip Rock

First Six-Pack Peak of 2020.  Did Potato Chip mid-week, so hardly any wait at the top.  Beautiful day, fun hike and the trail was in…

Potato chip rock

Took a nice stroll in poway on the search for the infamous POTATO CHIP ROCK happy to report I found it…. the adventure to the…

Potato Chip Rock

Hiked Mt. Woodson with a side trip down a canyon.  Side trail was overgrown and legs got very scratched.  The Woodson trail is very well…

Number 1 of 36

January 13th 2020 1 of 36 ( Socal, Norcal, & Arizona Challenges) I’m coming 2020! Hike 1 of 2 ( Mt. Woodson) 8 miles Zoozee’s…

Number 1 of 36

January 13th 2020 1 of 36 ( Socal, Norcal, & Arizona Challenges) I’m coming 2020! Hike 1 of 2 ( Mt. Woodson) 8 miles Zoozee’s…

Sunset Quick Start

Originally planned to be a group hike, unexpected events prevented the rest of the group from participating.  They still encouraged me to proceed with the…

Potato Chip Rock and Mt Woodson Peak

Great hike. Lots of uphill.  Bit of rock scrambling.  Decent amount of people.  If wanting a pic at the rock get there early to avoid…

O Marker, Where Art Thou?

It’s always a great idea to hike Woodson Mountain, or SD trails in general, at a start of the year. The weather is cool even…

First of Six

Great first peak in the challenge with my daughter. We didn’t go until the afternoon, but avoided the crowds that probably would be there in…

Conquering Mt. Woodson with H4H

What a fantastic hike!  First Peak Challenge of the year, and my first time up Mt. Woodson.  Perfect weather for a 0900 start time with…

Mt Woodson

I hike with my daddy for his organized hiked with Hiking 4 Heroes, the hike was fun, can’t wait for the next one!

Kid of the Chip

This is my second Peak hike for 2020 and my first in San Diego.  Although the is short (9.4 miles out and back), it’s quite…

Potato 🥔 chip rock

I love hiking this trail is easy and you feel comfortable it has excellent view the rocks are amazing it’s just a wonderful time  to…

Hiking 4 heroes- mt. Woodson

My first hike with hiking 4 heroes! This is such a great organization! They raise money to help veterans and active service members  find the…

Mount Woodson

I’ve never hiked from the Ramona side before.  The trail is paved, which is a little weird, but it was a nice hike & the…

Potato Chip Rock

Beautiful morning for a hike/run and amazing views at the summit. Logged 7 miles with 1,919 ft elevation gain. #4/18 PoP challenge

Took a spill

3rd peak challenge hike up and around up and around we went. It was a beautiful day and we encountered quite a few few people.…

Potato chip is best on a weekday.

A little cold but overall great weather. Headed up with my lady about 9:AM. Great views. We were surprised not many people there on a…