Lake Miramar Trail

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Lake Miramar Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 173 feet Loop

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Lake Miramar is a 5 mile loop trail located near San Diego, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking & trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

trail running
2 minutes ago

There is a trail that was too muddy from recent rains to run on, and there is a paved path/road that all visitors were on. So, it isn't off-road hiking. However, my husband and I went specifically for a run and did not want a lot of elevation changes for this one. This is a great, solid 5 mile run. It was pretty populated on a cool, sunny day, but not so much that we felt crowded in our run. Great for cyclists, especially kiddos. There are port-a-johns at a few points along the loop. It is a beautiful area with a great breeze flowing, shady and sunny spots, depending on what you like. :) Parking lots are not that big, so parking might be difficult. We were able to park in the larger lot without problem.

Simple trail for walk, jog and bike.

walking
1 month ago

Fun outting. Trail is paved and not too much traffic. Hit a great breeze by the Dam on the way back.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and Easy hike, great for kids. Bring your bike, skates, or running shoes. Paved road around the lake, but also a nice hiking trail parallel to it. It is a loop trail, however to our disdain the gate on the other side was locked and there were no signs to indicate this little important fact. We had to go back half way around the lake without completing the loop. Real bummer. Parking was a challenge as we had to park on the road, because the vehicle entrances to the park was closed. We are still wondering who was the "genius" that on such a busy day as ThanksGiving Day, decided to lock the gates on the trail and the main entrance.

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Very friendly. Lots of portable bathrooms. Make sure you take a lot of water.

trail running
2 months ago

I run here frequently because it's so much better than a treadmill. People who come here are commonly friendly and of all age ranges. Some are training for competition and others are just out for a stroll. Great view of the sunset and beautiful view over Mira Mesa, just be conscious of when the gates close so your car doesn't get locked in overnight. There are portable restrooms throughout the lake loop, but no water fountains. Overall, great place!

3 months ago

This is a wonderful little local trail. Beautiful sunsets and views of the lake.

3 months ago

so fun kid friendly

3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice road, but even at off-peak hours, there are lots of hikers, some of whom insist on walking three across the lanes, or even down the middle, making it hard for bikes to pass.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Flat walking trail with a lot of people. Not the type of trail I prefer but the views were nice.

4 months ago

Nice relaxing walk

walking
4 months ago

More of a walk, but at least it got me outdoors. No shade so take your hat and sunglasses.

walking
4 months ago

road biking
5 months ago

Better for bikes and roller blades than walking

5 months ago

5 months ago

fantastic and safe for kids biking. I loved it.