walking

kid friendly

trail running

walking
14 days ago

Great for getting out and walking around for a few hours.

Decent for a quick hike when you don't have a lot of time. If you're a new hiker, this is a good start. If you're an experienced hiker and have more time, choose another trail.

on Balboa Park

2 months ago

Not exactly a hike paved the whole way and most of it is through the main museums. I dont know how the author thinks this is hidden by any means.... they are some of the parks main attractions. If you are looking for a nice easy walk on sidewalks and pathways through some of the main areas of balboa then this is for you.

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of my favorites place to hike when I don't want to drive for a big hike far from home. I just ride my bike few miles away and hike the canyon, cross the bridge and walk few blocks and get back by the Kings Canyon, doing both canyons. I usually do this hike at least 2 times a week. It is short but very peaceful and just in the heart of the city.

A nice easy stroll in a quieter part of town. Nice view of the Coronado bridge

Weak sauce !!

trail running
5 months ago

More useful as part of the bigger loop that goes through Balboa Park. Sometimes homeless will be hiding in the bushes, scared me and my wife one time we came across a few camped out. Other than that it is fun on its own as a challenging run!

first time out, everyone was very friendly, not crowded at all. 7/3/16

It's cool but nothing much to see. And during the trail you have to cross 2 streets.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this neighboring trail!

It kinda sucks that you have to go across the street to reach the trails... plus it's hard pushing a stroller through it with all the rocks

walking
6 months ago

These trails are on the east side of the Florida Canyon, and start behind the tennis and baseball courts. Certain parts are wide and flat, and lined with eucalyptus trunks. Other parts are small, sometimes with small offshoot loop trails. If you have time to wander, it's a nice vantage over the canyon and you can see the succulent garden, some buildings in Balboa Park, and the Navy Hospital. From certain points you also get downtown views. And maybe a few brown bunnies, and a snake or two. Pretty mellow, easy trail. Lots of local folks walk through, bikers too.

hiking
6 months ago

I felt very uncomfortable hiking alone, which is weird being so close to the park and road. Haven't felt that any where else in my hiking journey. Came across clothing, shoes and then a few homeless people camping in the brush on the north end.

This is a great trail almost 4.4mi. I burn about 700+ calories and it takes me a an hour.

Just a suggestion start at the Golden Hill circle park, you can leave your car there. follow the Golden Hill trail #22.