Yes, it's a repeat AIGA hike. Have you hiked it before? Well then, come lead our pack up the impressive set of wooden steps, known as the “Stairway to Heaven." Haven't hiked it before? Then step out and step with us and see the beauty of the South Fortuna Mountain Peak. It the smallest of Mission Trails’ five peaks challenge, but will unapologetically get those leg muscles burning and your sense of accomplishment flourishing.
This is a moderate to strenuous 3 hour/6 mile hike up South Fortuna Mountain, located in Mission Trails Regional Park. It will be the last peak of our AIGA 5-Peak Challenge (We've done it before, but didn't get a good photo by the peak sign to officially finish the challenge, so here we go up, up, up, again).
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Meet us on Saturday morning, Feb. 25, at 8 a.m. at the trailhead at the end of Jackson Dr. Look for the AIGA sign! Make sure to plan enough travel time.
(See detailed directions below)
Intersection of Mission Gorge Road/Jackson Drive
San Diego, CA 92120
Detailed Driving Directions →
Please wear good shoes, bring plenty of water and a snack. Remember that you hike on your own risk. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash. Note: Bring your inhaler if you are asthma-prone!
Parking is limited, so we encourage carpooling. If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where you will be coming from and we'll hook you up with other drivers.
From Interstate 8: Take 8 to the Mission Gorge/Fairmount exit. Turn right onto Mission Gorge Road. Continue on Mission Gorge Road for 3 miles. Turn left at Jackson Drive into the parking lot. The trailhead starts here from the parking lot.
From Highway 52: Take Highway 52 east toward El Cajon and exit at Mast Boulevard. Turn left onto Mast, and then make a right turn onto Mission Gorge Road. Continue on Mission Gorge Road for 3 miles. Turn right at Jackson Drive into the parking lot. The trailhead starts here from the parking lot.
Call Petra if you have problems finding us or are running behind: 619.961.5765
See you on the trail!
Upcoming AIGA hikes:
March 18: Orange County TBD
April 29: Iron Mountain, Poway
May 27: Ho Chi Minh Trail, La Jolla