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Community Rd & Metate Ln
Poway, CA 92064

32.947564, -117.046787

Hike: There are many trails on this land    Level: Easy to Moderate

Dog-Friendly: Yes    Kid-Friendly: Yes

**This is a seasonal hike from late January to mid April**

**Check out our list of all hidden gems in Poway for the ultimate day trip!**

About Metate Meadows

I am posting this spot mainly for photographers and filmers as it is not a crazy hike, just beautiful. 🙂  After posting a photo of Metate Meadows on our Instagram and Facebook pages, a lot of people were wondering its location. I decided it is pretty enough to have its own page.

This is one of those spots that you will want to visit in late winter through early spring to capture all the beauty, otherwise there is really not much to see or explore. This becomes a field of dead weeds and dirt come summer.

While you’re in the area, make sure to visit Old Poway Park nearby!

While you’re in the area, I suggest visiting Old Poway Park which is filled with old history and even historic trains you can ride on over the weekends! It reminds me of the field at the end of Harold and Maude when Harold is playing his banjo.

This area has been under threat for development over the past couple years.  Hopefully it can stay a lush field and home for wildlife forever on!

The wildflowers were just beginning to bloom when we visited in early March:metate meadows

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I guess this is used to measure water levels. I thought I had found some old ruins!  Either or, there is a really cool spot for skateboarding out here:I have witnessed many breathtaking sunsets here:

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  • Anonymous
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    And are there metates in the rocks there?

    April 18, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    How do you get there? & How many trails are accessible?

    March 31, 2020

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