Lusardi Creek Loop Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
Can be hot. Take plenty of water and be ready to Hike A Bike in some sections, particularly the powerline at the end. Also, where the trail cross under the highway, this is a riparian area and the creekbed is EXTREMELY slippery! Cross on foot below the low water crossing on the rocks.
Looks like the construction going on in this area has created new loops and eliminated others. Couldn't find the lower part of the loop which was supposed to run below the upper trail near the powerlines...think the developers are returning some of the area back to natural habitat. Going to go back in a few weeks to explore more and will update via another post at that time.
Wild mustard and thistle blooms were abundant. You could hear a stream but it wasn't visible often. The trail was confusing with all the housing projects being built at Black mountain park. Will try hike again in the fall and go right at the loop. We walked forward into the homes being built and could not figure out how to complete the loop.
Great trail, lots of ups and downs. Great cardio, trail signage very poor through , be careful or you will miss them.
Great long trail, although I got very confused about the loop. I got to the far end part of the trail where the kiosk is and couldn't figure out which way it "looped". I tried to follow the trail via this apps satellite map but it took me to private property. Finally I just decided to go back the way that I came. Still a beautiful open hike with only a couple hills to make you breathe heavy. A great hike to do with friends since it is wide almost the entire way. Saw the biggest Jack rabbit in the world!!!