Summit Park Lake View Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bonita, 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.
dogs on leash
1.3 mile loop overlooking sweetwater reservoir starting at Summit Park
Easy to find. Free parking. My pregnant wife and I did it so the easy difficulty rating is accurate. One half is quiet and scenic with the lake and mountain. The other half is noisy from the highway.
You have to walk through the camp ground a little to get to the trailhead. We went on the wrong trail towards the lake for a while and got stopped by a fence. We found the right trail and hiked to the top with the water tower.
It's a nice little hike but there is no shade at all in the trail. At the top there was a few tables under some trees that was nice. The view of the lake is nice but you are in the middle of the city still.