South Rueda Canyon Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tierrasanta, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Standard canyon trail in the middle of suburban Tierrasanta. Dogs are allowed on a leash. There are a few creeks or ditches to cross over, but the small bridges are pretty sturdy. The trail is very easy to follow but is overgrown. As you hike you alternate through lengths of open canyon and stretches of overgrown/overhead bushes and trees. There are a few areas with a steep incline but they are not difficult to hike.
The trail is almost completely over grown. We passed the fork in the trail twice before finding it. We didn't complete it as the bush got too thick and we found evidence of a vagrant camp so we turned around.