Interesting facts about Mt. Woodson:
- Why potato chip rock for the nickname? It looks like a potato chip! It is also called "the wave" because it does look like a wave from the ocean.
- Elevation 2,881
- Approx 8 miles roundtrip
- popular to rock climbers due to the many boulders just laying around
This signed turned out to be very misguided, haha. From this point it was 1.8 miles just to get to the beginning of Mt. Woodson Trail.
Rock climbing skills definitely helped during this hike. I mean, of course we didn't have to go off the beaten path and climb random large boulders but it made the hike more fun and adventerous. Plus it gave us time to take some rest stops in between since it was at least 90* that day. This is a hike to do in the morning or early afternoon. We got there around 1pm!
Potato Chip or Wave? All that I know, is that this was one hill of a hike and definitely not for beginners considering it was all uphill dirt/rocky terrain. but standing on the very top was well worth it and I would recommend this trail to other hikers.