Best Trails near San Diego, California

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on Maple Canyon Trail
3 days ago

hiking

This is one of my favorites place to hike when I don't want to drive for a big hike far from home. I just ride my bike few miles away and hike the canyon, cross the bridge and walk few blocks and get back by the Kings Canyon, doing both canyons. I usually do this hike at least 2 times a week. It is short but very peaceful and just in the heart of the city.

on Los Penasquitos Canyon Tr...
3 days ago

It's a good place to walk, run, ride your bike, walk your dog, or go horseback riding because it's completely flat. Just watch out for the road apples, there are A LOT of them. It's pretty nasty. Why don't horse people have to pick up after their horses? that's just disgusting. Oh and there is no waterfall this time of year :(

on Fortuna Mountain Trail
3 days ago

6.2 miles MY ASS! More like 7.2... Nice. Tough at times. Bring LOTS of COLD water. Very little shade. Steep incline if you take the loop to the right (East).

on Cowles Mountain from Bark...
5 days ago

Great first time up Cowles. Went for sunrise and got great treat. We were above the low clouds for a surreal view.

on Oak Canyon to Grasslands ...
8 days ago

hiking

Great hike close to San Diego. Lots of options.

on Lake Hodges Pedestrian Br...
9 days ago

nice easy for biking good for beginners

on Piedras Pintadas Interpre...
9 days ago

well maintained easy trail.

on Los Penasquitos Canyon Tr...
10 days ago

walking

it is a walk on plain road. we tried in summer hot day. There is not much shade. kids enjoys waterfall. Try this early morning in summer.

on Sunset Cliffs Park Trail
10 days ago

This was more of a stroll but climbing down to the beach was a treat! Felt like a local. Beautiful

on South Fortuna Mountain
10 days ago

fortuna is so hard

on Lake Miramar Trail
11 days ago

road biking

Better for bikes and roller blades than walking

on Shepherd Canyon
11 days ago

trail running

This without a doubt my favorite place to run. I start here at the little parking spot off of Antigua and run into the mission trails off of the Claremont entrance. Also there is a neat little pond (Dishwater Pond) that I take my kids to, to feed the ducks and fish. Haven't caught a thing but they love getting out there and seeing all the critters.

on Piedras Pintadas Interpre...
11 days ago

Easy and enjoyable would be better in cooler weather.

on Fortuna Mountain Trail
11 days ago

Great hike! I was on the trail for 6.8 miles. There is no shade, but there was nice breeze all day. Parked at the end of Clairemont Mesa. Blvd. and went clockwise, so South Fortuna was first. A Mission Trails ranger was posted about 1/2 way up the "Stairway to Heaven" climb encouraging the hikers. Those stairs are steep! An organized race was happening today. So I expect there were more people out there than usual, but still not at all crowded. I brought 2L of water and almost drained the Camelbak in the 2.5 hours I was moving. Saw a rattlesnake right at the beginning, which helped to get the blood pumping. Good times! Will be back for sure.

on Bayside Trail
12 days ago

hiking

Gravel trail in Cabrillo National Monument that starts near the lighthouse. No beach access from the trail.

on Balboa Park Trails
12 days ago

A nice easy stroll in a quieter part of town. Nice view of the Coronado bridge