Mural #17

Hiking Mt. Woodson

Hiking on Mt. Woodson

Rik Erickson

Ramona Fitness Center – 558 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065


At 12 feet X 70 feet, the expansive mural depicts Mount Woodson as a destination for hikers who travel from around the world to appreciate the incredible views and large boulders unique to the terrain. Many hikers make it a goal to reach the top so they can take photographs of themselves on “Potato Chip Rock,” a thin outcrop resembling a potato chip that looks like it will break off at any moment. Depicted in his mural below Mt. Woodson, the artist projects his vision of a likely panorama of far-reaching vineyards that he foresees in the fast-growing wine-making industry in the Ramona valley.

The artist, Rik Erickson, is a licensed, professional mural artist and painter who has been painting custom, high quality wall murals for clients for more than 25 years. He is the artist who painted the “Verlaque Pioneer Store” mural at 629 Main St., Ramona, CA at Reds, Whites & Brews next to the Guy B. Woodward Museum. He also painted the “Firehouse Mural” at the site of the original Ramona firehouse at 222 Ninth Street, Ramona CA. All his murals can be seen at

Look for the five H.E.A.R.T. icons and five animals in this mural!