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Areas in Lake Ramona

Base Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Boulder Row 3 / 0 / 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Lakeside Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
North Slope 4 / 0 / 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Ridgeline, The 6 / 0 / 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
South Slope 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Sub-Summit 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Summit Area 9 / 0 / 3 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details

Description [Edit]

The boulders on the hilltop west of Lake Ramona are enticing from afar but less appealing when you get closer. Mostly a nice destination for a morning hike.

Getting There [Edit]

Hike 2 1/2 miles to the Lake Ramona dam from the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot. The first part of the trail is very pretty. The last mile is a bit of a slog up to the top of the dam. From there you'll see the boulders in the distance, on the hillside northwest of the lake.

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Lou Cerutti
Carlsbad, California
Lou Cerutti   Carlsbad, California
I read in an old guidebook that there are two very hard looking cracks up on the summit. Possibly the hardest short crack (40ft)'s in SD and possibly unclimbed. Any truth to this? Anyone want to hike up there and find out? Sep 6, 2017
Lou! Check out the pics for this page, I'm adding some now. You think you got what it takes to send the gnar cracks braj? I don't think you're really that into climbing, bro. Sep 8, 2017
RER
Southern California
RER   Southern California
Is access from Green Valley Heights rd. on the east side an option? Mar 11, 2018
Ben May
San Diego, CA
Ben May   San Diego, CA
I’ve made exhaustive efforts in trying to find a shorter approach and to no avail. All private property. I still have something I’m working on tho... city of Poway wants to build a trail. Mar 11, 2018
Ben, how long would the trail be, do you think, if they allow it? Mar 12, 2018

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