Cowles Mountain (pronounced coals) is a prominent mountain located in the San Carlos neighborhood, within the City of San Diego, San Diego County, California. The 1,593-foot (486 m) summit is the highest point of the city of San Diego.
It is protected within Mission Trails Regional Park. While many people pronounce "Cowles" to rhyme with "towels," the pronunciation of the name should be like "Coals" as this is how George Cowles's family was known.(Wikipedia)