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…

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…

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 💕

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…

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…

Pringles Hike

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

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.…

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.

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…

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…

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 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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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

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…

Second Summit of 2020

It was a perfect day to hike. Went during the week not alot of people. Beautiful weather and lovely views from the top!

Potato Chip in high places

First peak!!  I was hoping this hike would not lead to a Disneyland-type line to take a picture. There are 3 options to this peak…

Blue Sky Potato Chip

It’s an 11 mile hike from the Blue Sky trailhead to the top of mt Woodson.

Perfect hike to Potato Chip Rock

Great hike today!  The weather was beautiful. We hiked up and ran down the trails. It was busy but still a great hike.  Don’t forget…

Crushed Potato Chip Rock

First peak to summit in the challenge.  Beautiful weather and great hiking experience.  Switchbacks were rocky and elevation gain was a challenging at point.  Overall,…

Mt Woodson Potato Chip Rock

I’ve lived in Ramona for 19 years and this was my first hike up to Potato Chip Rock. I chose to don my 40-pound weighted…

MT Woodson ~ Potato Chip Rock

The hike was pretty easy, good trail conditions. Weather was perfect. Not to hot or cold. The line to take the scenic picture is as…

Mount Woodson w/my dog

Great hike! But very crowded in Potato Chip Rock and I retired one tick from my dog.

Potato Chip Rock

The trail was extremely well maintained with continuous elevation up to the peak. The scenery was beautiful with great views of the city of San…

Woodson Hidden Trail

Started early at 7 and finished by 11. The trail was empty until you cross with Poeay Lake and Service road to get to potato…

potato chip rock

We arrived and started very early at 6:45 AM (on trail). Parking was easy, only few people. The air was fresh and crisp, not freezing.…

Mount Woodson/ Potato Chip

Did a night hike to the Potato Chip Rock. It was very pleasant after hiking El Cajon On the same day. Seeing the lights to…

Mt. Woodson with some weight!

Did a nice fast hike up Mount Woodson. My group and I had done this hike a number of times before so this time we…

Socal trail tribe

It was awesome out clear blue skies 74 in the highs. Could see the ocean from the top

Hot Potato Chips

My hiking buddy came from Redmond Oregon to hike with me. We headed out late around 11:30 so it was warm when fully exposed to…

The Freaks Come Out at Night

When your friends say one more…. You add a night hike to the drive home….I have to say it is more beautiful at night 😍😍

2/18 Mount Woodson

Mount Woodson January 4th, 2020 3 take aways from this hike; and then some: Crowded parking like usual. I started at 7:30am. This side is…

Potato Chip Rock, Mt. Woodson

A steep hike up but fairly simple given that its just a paved road all the way to the top. Almost feels like cheating. Nice…

Mt. Woodson

Nice day. A lot of people on trail .

New Year Hike up Potato Chip

First time going through the back and it was great! Some areas were steep, but since the path was paved all the way it wasn’t…

1 of 18 Mount Woodson

Great hike this morning to beat the crowd up to Potato Chip Rock on Mount Woodson. Stepped off at about 0530 and summited at 0610.…

Mount Woodson on New Years Day

This was my first time on this trail.  It is a fun trail but extremely busy, especially the wait for potato chip rock.  Overall a…

New Year’s Day @ Woodson Mtn

Wife, five kids and the soon-to-be son-in-law all out on a beautiful day. Crowded on the service road and main trail up from Poway Lake…

Sweet Potato chip

Trail is a road very busy today lots of people hiking this trail on New Year’s Day , very cold weather but the sun came…

Morning hike to Potato Chip

Great, cool weather for a morning hike on New Year day. Not too many people at the top. Roughly 7 miles with steady climb and…

Hike #1 Mount Woodson Potato Chip

Beautiful New Years morning hike. Not crowded and was able to get to the chip without the line. Very quiet and able to enjoy natures…