Distance: 4.4 miles
Date: July 1, 2018
The starting point for this hike is the same parking area that I used when I did the Del Dios Gorge hike for the previous year’s Coast To Crest Challenge. This time I was headed west through a portion of the Santa Fe valley.
The trail begins by following the edge of a private golf course, then ducks beneath a bridge that crosses the San Dieguito River.
After a while, I came to the first of a series of switchbacks that I would encounter. The trail dipped down into a small canyon before climbing up the second series of switchbacks that would take me toward the eventual selfie-spot.
From here I had a nice view of the valley. After taking the picture, I retrace my route and called it a day.