Tooth Rock

Peak Name: Tooth Rock
Distance: 2.2 miles
Date: September 19, 2019
Summit: 1,167 feet

UPDATE: This peak and trail are now closed to the public.

Since I still had my KT tape on my foot from yesterday’s hike up Mount Israel, I decided to go hike Tooth Rock in Poway.

The trail follows Rattlesnake Creek for about a half mile before starting its steep ascent to the distinctive rock at the summit. The trail is slightly overgrown, but I did not regret wearing shorts.

The setting sun cast a lovely glow upon Mt. Woodson and Iron Mountain to the east. I took a short breather and headed back down. All told this was 2.2 miles and 525 feet of elevation gain. More importantly my 66th peak of my 100 Peak Challenge!


I am an avid peak bagger, sometimes backpacker, and former sea-kayaker living in San Diego. In 2019, I became the third person to complete the San Diego 100 Peak Challenge. Not stopping with that accomplishment, I set my sights on the harder San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, which I completed in 2021. In addition, I have conquered several Six-Pack of Peaks challenges (SoCal, San Diego, and Arizona-Winter). Beyond attempting the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list a second time, I am looking forward to exploring new summits and new adventures across the southwest. 

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