Poway: "The City in the Country"
Poway, California: "The City in the Country"
Poway is part of San Diego’s North County and has a population of 47,811. Poway, CA is known as “The City in the Country” due to its agricultural roots.
Poway has a semi-arid climate and is approximately 23 miles from downtown San Diego.
The name Poway has several apt meanings including “meeting of the waters” and the “point of a stone spear.” Historic artifacts such as arrowheads and spear points can still be found in Poway, CA.
Poway has six parks, most notably Old Poway Park, where visitors can experience life as it was in the early 20th century. Old Poway Park visitors can explore historic buildings, a heritage museum and train rides.
Active visitors to Poway can go on a variety of hikes, including Iron Mountain (a dog-friendly hike), Twin Peaks Trail (a short, easy hike) and the infamous Potato Chip Rock. Potato Chip Rock – a thin potato chip shaped rock ledge – is located on top of Mount Woodson at 2800 ft high.