Hiking Woodson Mountain- The Mountain of the Moonlit Rocks

October 7, 2007 at 3:52 am 6 comments

San Diego rocks!


Indians called it “Mountain of the Moonlit Rocks”, while early settlers dubbed it “Cobbleback Peak”, both names appropriately describes the rugged, boulder strewn slopes of Woodson Mountain.


However, this mountain for the past 100 years appeared on maps simply as “Woodson Mountain”, in honor of Dr. Woodson who homesteaded some property nearby over 100 years ago. – source: Jerry Schad’s A Foot and A Field in San Diego County.

There are various trailheads to go to Woodson Mountain Peak, to learn more about the different hiking trails that will lead you to the summit of Mt Woodson, please click here.


Entry filed under: hiking, nature, rocks, san diego, travel.

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    thanks a lot for recommending this post in your blog.

  • 2. fotokew  |  October 8, 2007 at 10:37 am

    great post, love the pictures!

    thank you.

  • 3. Jaime  |  March 10, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Awesome place. My wife and I just did the hike from the Ramona, CA side. It was our first time. Next hike I’ll try from Poway side.

    Awesome post and photos IMO.


  • 4. PB  |  April 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Standing close to edge of potato chip rock and looking out, you feel like you’re up in the sky a thousand feet above the ground.

    The little patch of pine and cedar at the top of Mount Woodson is a neat little sky island.

    It’s also cool to go there on a cloudy day when you can actually be up in the clouds.

    Great post and great place!!

  • 5. betchai  |  April 15, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks a lot, Jaime and PB. I am glad you like Mount Woodson too, it is really a great place to hike for something closeby.

  • 6. Greg Jones  |  March 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Great hike Mt Woodson 3.19.2011, about 1.5 miles straight up with great views of Ramona, Escondido, Poway and beyond. All paved on the Hwy 67 side climb.


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