Hike: .25 miles Level: Level: Moderate Elevation: 784 ft.
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
In 1966, a group of local churchgoers put the cross on the mountain. In the 80’s the cross fell down and was replaced by a man named Jack Templeton who built it in his backyard. He lived below the trailhead and would frequent the hill regularly. The cross was actually funded by a Jack in the Box nearby.
Personal Experience: I grew up near Rancho Bernardo and yet never once hiked to this peak when I lived there. After finally doing it, I’m really disappointed that I wasn’t hanging out up there all the time! It has a great view, it’s an quick (but strenuous) hike to the top and is very quiet and isolated.
The entrance is in a residential neighborhood: