I was going back to North County 35 miles into a planned 65 mile ride and Mission suddenly turned into La Jolla Mesa or something and this hill comes out of nowhere. Having never been on this road or hill i assumed it was small. The road was windy so I couldn't exactly see how far it went.
The road turned, and the hill continued. The road turned again and the hill got steeper. About a mile and half later I reach a fork and decide to take the safer looking road called La Jolla scenic route or something and... then the climbing started again and I see a huge cross and am completely dumbfounded. I then see a sign that says Mt. Soledad and I was very impressed. I got off my bike and I could see everythng in San Diego all the way to North County and all the way to Mexico. If you have never been there you should check it out.
I wouldn't really recommend climbing it on a bike unless you are prepared for it. It was pretty tough considering it was a complete surprise.