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Trail of the Month: Lake Poway Loop

Try this easier alternative to Potato Chip Rock


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Illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level

Moderate, Recreational runners in decent shape

Distance

2.7 miles round-trip

Good to Know

Not stroller friendly
Dog friendly
Pay to park (non-Poway residents)

Where

Start at the recreation center at 14644 Lake Poway Road and follow the dirt trail around the lake.

 

What to Instagram

The green hills reflected in the lake.

 

Why We Love It

Lake Poway is most commonly called the gateway to Mount Woodson Trail, better known as the Potato Chip Rock hike, but this loop is an easier alternative. It’s mostly flat, with a few steep places that will still give you a good workout.

 

Where to Refuel

At Wholly Crepe (14045 Midland Road), go for sweet crepes, like the Monkey Turtle with pecans, marshmallows, banana, whipped cream, and caramel and chocolate sauce; or savory, like the Southwest with garlic butter chicken, bacon, avocado, cheese, and chipotle sauce.

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