Oak Canyon to Grasslands Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Oak Canyon to Grasslands Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, CA that features a river 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.

6.8 miles 629 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike close to San Diego. Lots of options.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Nice hike, pretty flat with no shade most of the time so make sure to bring lots of water

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Nice hike,make sure to go early it's really dry with no shade once you leave a certain area...not a fun hike for the kids but a GREAT training trail in my opinion.the scenery at the beginning is really pretty.

walking
4 months ago

Great hike. This place must have been amazing when the creek had running water.

4 months ago

Good walk with some nice views and a few shady spots.

4 months ago

5 months ago

This is a nice walk. Make sure to check your dogs paws for foxtails during and after though. Cloudy and cool today, so it was perfect!

hiking
6 months ago

One of my favorite "get away" spots that's literally minutes from San Diego. It has alot of history and is a pretty easy hike that's doable year round (although the summer I'd suggest the morning).

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike that gives you waterfalls! I was surprised to find multiple water falls along this hike. At the end is a nice little 10 foot waterfall to hang out by. Do it!

1 year ago

Really lovely hike... We stopped underneath the highway and walked back the way we came in - out and back. There wasn't any water this time of year, but I am sure during the winter with the riverbed full, it's even more gorgeous. The birds are amazing on this hike! Singing non-stop :)

hiking
1 year ago

Nice hike. Came up on the highway 52 bridge..it was the best part (for me). There is a small waterfall over there, I believe it may be called the Mariposa Gulch. The rocks were just absolutely beautiful.

hiking
4 years ago

Great spot for a night-hike, I was along with a group last night, we found a way to loop around and came out over the dam about
1 am. Highly recommended!

hiking
4 years ago

The section of Oak Canyon shown in the photos is off limits to bicycles, so it isn't a mountain biking trail. Somebody needs to do some QA with this site or it will become clogged with worthless incorrect information.

hiking
6 years ago

First part takes you along the stream and by the old damn. The second part is more open but good views. It has 1 steep hill but not to bad.