Potato Chip Rock



Location: 14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92074
Fee: Bring $10-15 cash to purchase a Lake Poway day parking pass
Trails: Mt. Woodson Trail
Access: Family Friendly •  Dog-friendly
Distance: 7.5 miles out and back/2.5 hours
Elevation: 2300 ft
Season: September to May. Fall/Winter/Spring during cool days.
From the North/Orange County Area

  • Take the I-5 S toward San Diego.
  • Merge onto CA-78 E via EXIT 51B toward Escondido/Vista Way. – 16.4 mi
  • Merge onto I-15 S toward San Diego. – 5.7 mi
  • Take the Pomerado Rd exit, EXIT 26, toward Highland Valley Rd. – 0.2 mi
  • Turn slight right onto Pomerado Rd/W Bernardo Dr. Continue to follow Pomerado Rd. – 2.9 mi
  • Turn left onto Rancho Bernardo Rd. – 0.4 mi (Rancho Bernardo Rd is 0.1 miles past Caminito de la Gallarda. SHELL is on the corner. If you are on Pomerado Rd and reach Rios Rd you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far.)
  • Rancho Bernardo Rd becomes Espola Rd. – 2.4 mi
  • Turn left onto Lake Poway Rd. – 0.5 mi
  • Lake Poway Rd is 0.1 miles past Morning Air Rd. (If you reach Trailwind Rd you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far)
  • 14644 LAKE POWAY RD is on the left. (if you reach the end of Lake Poway Rd you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far)



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