- The list below includes 288 free or cheap things to do in or near Poway, California, including 91 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Walking Trails and Bowling.
- From Mount Woodson Trail to Old Poway Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Poway and in nearby cities within 25 miles like La Mesa, La Jolla, San Diego and Santee.
Nearly 8 miles in length, the Mount Woodson Trail offers views of Lake Poway, waterfalls and wildlife with access to Potato Chip Rock which provides a top-down view. The trail can be used for hiking and dog walking.
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Lake Poway Park, 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064 MoreLess Info
Situated at the top of Mount Woodson, Potato Chip Rock is a thin rock formation in the shape of a potato chip. Hikers often use this rock as a place to relax after the challenging hike up the mountain.
Originally founded as a recreational site in 1972, Lake Poway Park focuses mostly on water-based activities in the lake like boating and fishing. The surrounding mountain areas in the park also feature hiking trails, picnic tables, and an archery range.
Nearly two acres of land are available at the Poway Dog Park. The site has three individual fenced-in areas that lets dogs run and play freely off their leashes along with a water faucet for the dogs and picnic tables.
Silverset Neighborhood Park is a public park tucked into a residential neighborhood that offers a playground and softball field for local resident use. The park also has a popular running and walking track that circuits one section of the area.