Los Penasquitos Canyon

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Los Penasquitos Canyon is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.4 miles 472 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

waterfall

muddy

hiking
3 days ago

The trail is pretty long but there is a beautiful little waterfall that I myself liked a lot. I mostly fast walked this. It wasn't really difficult but when you complete it you feel pretty good. I did a 8.5 miles loop so after all that I felt pretty good. You can bring your dogs and older kids. I loved it! Good for beginners and if you want to challenge yourself just jog the trail.

trail running
9 days ago

Great scenery, great work out, always nice for taking pictures, there is always the option of going the long way down or cutting it short for 6 miles. Make sure you go early to avoid the heat in the summertime.

27 days ago

1 month ago

Weather wasn't too bad, we went at 0800. Was a bit busy but with lots of friendly people. Maybe we went on a weird day but there was quite a bit of horse crap over the trails. It was alright. Probably wouldn't do it again but glad I went through it.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Wasn't too difficult. I was expecting to be closer to the water and more trees to walk under. I went midday so it was very hot.

2 months ago

Great for trail running! Not too steep so it doesn't throw your pace off too bad. It's hot though....

3 months ago

The trial was easy but long. It was a nice 2 hour walk in the late afternoon. No need a lot of water.

3 months ago

It was alright.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy but hot. The side trails offer more shade and also extend your journey a bit.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great trail.

3 months ago

Waterfall is nice, though small.
Overall scenery is too dried and hot.

3 months ago

Easy but fun

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, pretty scenery. The "waterfall" at the end wasn't a waterfall but just a running creek.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
4 months ago

This was really more an leisurely stroll than what I would consider a hike. The 'waterfall' is a nice way point. This trail is a bit hetic on weekends but worth the time and effort. Enjoy.

4 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful scenery.

5 months ago

super easy trail anyone can hike. nice stream the whole way. lots of shade.