52 Hike Challenge Adventure Series
13.5 miles | +4550'
El Cajon Mountain, or "El Cap" as the locals call it, has often been touted as San Diego's hardest hike. Uphill both ways is a good description. It's definitely on my top five. I've been looking up at this beast of a mountain for so long thinking, some day... Well the day has arrived and I'm happy (and exhausted) to have finally conquered this summit.