Part of Mission Trails Regional Park, this climb is disconnected from the heavily trafficked main trail system and deserves an entry of its own.
Listed on the MTRP site as the highest point within San Diego City limits, the view from the top is quite spectacular.
The trails are mostly singletrack, however the bike route from Barker all the way to the 1st peak is an emergency access road (truck trail). From the other trailheads, the beginning is singletrack until the trails intersect the access road for the remainder of the climb. Past the 1st peak, the singletrack resumes to the end of the bike accessible trail. The trail does continue beyond the viewpoint at the end of the bike trail to the top of Pyles Peak, however traffic on this section is foot only.
Terrain is steep and rough in spots. Waterbars (planks across the trail) and other obstacles abound - bring your climbing and hopping legs.
This area is "conditionally open" to MTB per the posted signs and information at the kiosks at trailheads. There are many side trails that are foot-only. Please observe the well-marked off limits areas, and bring your best shared trail behavior.