Potato Chip Rock Hike
- May 5, 2021
- Potato Chip Rock (via Mt. Woodson Trail)
Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Poway, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Located in northern San Diego County, the Mount Woodson Trailhead starts at the end of Lake Poway Road and offers hikers and trail runners a challenging route up to the famous boulder shaped as a potato chip. You’ll start along the Sumac Trail before turning left to follow the Lake Poway Trail for a short distance. Once you reach the intersection of the Mt. Woodson Trail, the route begins to ascend.
This is a great hike that provides a good workout and is a fantastic option for those looking to train for longer hikes and runs. The Mount Woodson Trail is also very exposed so it is highly recommended that you bring plenty (and I mean plenty) of water and sunscreen.
Lake Poway PARKING IS FREE during the week- (weekends and holidays it’s $10.00 for non-Poway residents)
The address listed is the suggested starting point for the hike. (Lake Poway Park.)