Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve

EASY 57 reviews

Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lakeside, California that features a lake 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.

2.7 miles 390 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 hours ago

hiking
5 days ago

Did this today with a 3 and 5 year old and had a great time. Just challenging enough, lots of variety of things to see. A beautiful outlook over a lake. We had a ball!

hiking
11 days ago

Very fun, easy trail. I went with my boyfriend and there was so much to explore. Some areas were incredibly green and other areas looked more desert like, the entire trail was gorgeous. We found a beautiful spot over looking the lake to eat our sandwiches and while we were eating we saw a Bald Eagle! We had so much fun and will definitely being going back!

hiking
13 days ago

18 days ago

This trail has different "scenes" which is enchanting. The view of the reservoir is beautiful.

22 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

I have been going on this trail for over 20 years. Some can say I grew up on this trail. It's the best trail if you have a couple hours and need to get out and get some fresh air and not feel like you are going to die after. It's great for horseback riding as well. Just look for snakes and people enjoying themselves on there horses and you'll be just fine.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike, good for families. Very minimal inclines with rocks. The trail is just a loop. Most of the way you are surrounded by high shrubs so don't see anything, but once you reach the top there is a great view of the lake. Lots of rocks to climb along the loop. The first time we tried this trail our dog got some kind of thorn in his foot and couldn't walk, so we had to turn back. Came back another day without him to finish the loop. We did see a lot of dogs on this trail so it is dog friendly. Not sure I would do it again because it was a little too easy but seems great for families.

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

It was nice. At first you couldn't see any scenery because the shrubs around the trail were super high, but the garther you go, the more open it got. The view of the lake was beautiful.

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

I hike and ride horses there often. Great trail for a quick cardio workout or just to take your time and enjoy the scenery

4 months ago

5 months ago

Super fun and easy, perfectly shaded

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

8 months ago

RATTLESNAKES! This hike had a rattlesnake right on the trail- almost at the beginning. Not that you can judge a trail by that of course, but it is the perfect habitat for snakes so beware! It is extremely hot and has a lot of rocks. There is an amazing view about halfway through the trail, though. I don't recommend taking your old, small dog like we did, though. The sand in the trail was too hot for her!