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14449-14453 Range Park Rd
Poway, CA 92064

Trailhead: 32.975424, -117.015390

Fork in the Road (hike left): 32.976944, -117.007509
Tooth Rock: 32.979492, -117.011598

Hike: 3.2 miles total    Level: Mildly Strenuous

Dogs-Friendly: Yes    Kid-Friendly: Yes

Personal Experience: I remember hearing many years back that Tooth Rock was once used as a marker for people during their long journeys. Ever since then I have been interested in visiting this spot. I was certainly not disappointed once I finally visited it!

Tooth Rock is impressively large up close and offers a beautiful view of the valley. The hike is not too strenuous, although there is a hill you have to climb so be ready for it! The trail up the hill is filled with rocks, making it a bit difficult to climb. Make sure to wear proper hiking shoes.

While you're in the area, make sure to check out Lake Poway nearby!

This spot is located in an area known as Rattlesnake Canyon and yes, it lives up to its name.  Be very mindful of what's below you if you choose to venture out here.  We have come across 6 rattlesnakes on trail during 2 trips here!

This area gets a very showy display of wildflowers in the springtime:

You have a mild hill to climb. I'd pick the cooler months or an early morning/evening to do this hike:

I came across what I believe is a legless lizard:

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    Ah, you can see my mom’s house in the top photo! <3 be very careful in the summer months of rattlesnakes. the area did not get the name “rattlesnake canyon” for nothing.>

    June 20, 2019

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14449 Range Park Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA


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