Cowles Mountain trail to close for two months this spring - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Cowles Mountain trail to close for two months this spring

Posted: Updated:

SAN CARLOS (CNS) - Well-trod Cowles Mountain, one of the region's most popular hiking trails, will be closed two months for trail restoration and repairs beginning Monday, March 25.

Signs are already posted at the base of the mountain notifying the hundreds of daily trail users of the impending closure.

The trail will reopen on May 17.

The nearly 1,600-foot-high mountain, named for ranching pioneer George A. Cowles, is the highest point in the city of San Diego. It offers 360-degree panoramic views of San Diego County.

The heavily-used main trail path starts at the intersection of Navajo Road and Golfcrest Drive. It climbs 1.5 miles to the summit with a climb of about 950 feet.

A lesser-known trail on the back side of Cowles begins near the intersection of Boulder Lake Avenue and Barker Way. Both public hiking trails meet near the summit.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Supervisors back SeaWorld in killer whale controversy

    Supervisors back SeaWorld in killer whale controversy

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:01:31 GMT
    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to oppose recently introduced legislation that would ban SeaWorld San Diego from featuring orcas in its shows, as well as any  
    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to oppose recently introduced legislation that would ban SeaWorld San Diego from featuring orcas in its shows, as well as any future state or federal efforts proposing similar restrictions involving killer whales. 
  • "Hate crime" murder case goes to the jury

    "Hate crime" murder case goes to the jury

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:00:49 GMT
    An Iraqi immigrant, upset that his wife wanted a divorce, killed her by hitting her at least six times in the head with a blunt object as she sat at a computer in their El Cajon home, a 
     
    An Iraqi immigrant, upset that his wife wanted a divorce, killed her by hitting her at least six times in the head with a blunt object as she sat at a computer in their El Cajon home, a prosecutor said Tuesday, but the defendant's attorney said his client loved his spouse and had no motive to kill her.
     
  • Gasoline price rises for 14th straight day

    Gasoline price rises for 14th straight day

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:00:33 GMT
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Tuesday for the 14th consecutive day, increasing 1.6 cents to $4.259, its highest amount since March 5, 2013. 
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Tuesday for the 14th consecutive day, increasing 1.6 cents to $4.259, its highest amount since March 5, 2013. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.