Parks and Rec

VIDEO: Mt. Gower Has A Challenge For You

Looking for a challenging hike? Look no further than Mt. Gower County Preserve in Ramona. The preserve has approximately 8 miles of multi-use trails, including the Mt. Gower Ridge trail.

Your hike begins at the upper staging area, located at 17090 Gunn Stage Rd.

Get ready to experience San Diego’s backcountry as it was centuries ago, as you wind your way up to the ridge through the chaparral.

For more information on this preserve, or any San Diego County park, visit

José Eli Villanueva is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.