Mount Helix

Mount Helix is the East County counterpart to Mount Soledad on the coast: a high promontory adorned with a cross at its peak seen from Interstate 8 (“What’s that?”), accessible by a winding road in an exclusive residential area (Mt. Helix). Oh, yeah, it also offers 360 degree amazing views of the eastern part of the county. The amphitheater at the top of the mountain is used for theatrical presentations and popular Easter sunrise services.