Inaja Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November.
Directions from San Diego, CA: Take Interstate 8 east to Highway 67. Follow Hwy. 67 north to Ramona and the junction with Hwy. 78. Follow Hwy. 78 east to Santa Ysabel and then continue east on Hwy. 78 about 1 mile to the Inaja Memorial Picnic Area.
Easy and peaceful. Just what I was looking for.
A great easy warm up for someone like me who is just getting into hiking. I saw a family here too, good little exploration for kids.
I always stop here to get out and stretch, enjoy the view and peace and have a picnic. I don't really consider it hiking but more of a cool little loop and nice place to hang out
This trail is easily accessible and available to walk all year round, excepting the visit of occasional winter storms. It has a sunny inviting atmosphere. Listen to your feet crunch rhythmically upon the decomposed granite path. A place to sit and contemplate on beautiful granite boulder outlooks, high above a verdant stream bed. It is a welcoming gem amid the wild chaparral of the San Diego County mountains.
This is a perfect get out and stretch you legs hike. It has some great views too.
This is a great trail for the family, it will take about 30 minutes to do the loop, but if you want a hard trail you can follow the picnic benches and go down to the San Diego River. This trail going down has 3 water falls, 2 50 foot and 1 100 foot after rains or snow melt, this trail test you to your limits and not for beginners, you will get hurt. If going solo being about 30 feet of line to lower you pack, and boots should be used, also have hiking poles or stick.
good place to have a picnic,