Pyles Peak Trail

5.40 Miles
2point5stars (2.50)1
2point5stars (2.50)
4point5stars (4.50)
San Diego
San Diego
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At The Summit
My wife celebrating her victory in summitting Pyles Peak. (Photo by Lone_Star)
View of Cowles Peak
Cowles Mt is in the background, as seen from Pyles Peak. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Trailhead Sign
This is the sign near Cowles Mt showing you the Pyles Peak trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Log Entries
Pyles Peak
By Lone_Star on 9/25/2019
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 4point5stars
Distance: 0.10 Mile Duration: N/A

My wife and I finished our 5 Peak challenge by summiting Cowles Mt (#4) and Pyles Peak (#5).  You can read the entire log and see the track file here.  You can only get to Pyles Peak via Cowles Mountain - there are no other trails leading to Pyles Peak.  Pyles Peak is only about 1.5 miles away from Cowles Mt, making summiting both peaks very doable.  Unlike Cowles Mountain, we ran into only 2 other people on the trail.  Pyles Peak is not as high as Cowles Mountain, but the 360 degree views are very good.  The trail is not very difficult, but it has a few tricky spots.  Trekking poles are helpful.