Pyles Peak / 1499' / San Diego, CA
This was one of my favorite of the five peaks. This hike takes you up the back side of Cowles, which some say is more difficult than the front, and then continues on to Pyles. My husband and puppy joined me on this hike, so it was a lot of fun. It was my pups first hike, and she kept up for being so little. She was carried for most of it much to her dismay, but I digress. The scenery and views after passing the top of Cowles was stunning, and I most definitely will be doing this hike again.
Distance to peak: 2.79 miles