Ascent of McGinty Mountain on 2021-06-09

Climber: Jeffrey Swain

Others in Party:Other folks on the trail.
Date:Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:McGinty Mountain
    Elevation:2183 ft / 665 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trailhead is a shabby little turnout on Jamul Drive in Jamul CA. There is a faded kiosk with a map of the area. Trail passes through the San Diego Wildlife Reserve and land owned by California State Fish & Wildlife. Kiosk sign indicates private land surrounding the trail.

Trail itself is a slow, steady slog. Trail is well marked and well used, though eroded in places. It is sensibly sloped with switchbacks as needed. There are a number of "False peaks" until you get to the top of McGinty Mountain. The dips between the peaks are not severe. It was a hazy day, so the views out to Point Loma, Cuyamaca Peak, and Lyons Peak are a little fuzzy. Homes around the trail are quite nice.

Trip down is a little tricky with loose rock. Sometimes the trail is slightly overgrown and the right path is not obvious.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1260 ft / 384 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.5 km
    Trailhead:Jamul Drive  923 ft / 281 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 37 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 37 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeffrey Swain
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