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17 hours ago

I couldn't believe how much traffic there was here. I do miss hiking in Oregon...overall a good quick workout with a great view at the peak. I'll likely be doing this one again soon.

We went at low tide @ 11:11am on Sun 10/23/16 to get into some of the caves. The waves were so large & strong that there was no way to get to the caves. What we, could see from the cliffs was just beautiful.

Great walk for the morning. I took my puppy and he loved it!

It is a very good hike for pets new to the outdoors. I just took my kitty and puppy and they had a lot of fun!

2 days ago

This was more of a nature walk than a hike. Did the 6-mile out-and-back trail to the falls and it was about 50/50 shade to sun. Make sure you bring some water! There was no fee for the parking lot.

I run here often-great network of trails to get in any length run you want!

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3 days ago

I run here frequently because it's so much better than a treadmill. People who come here are commonly friendly and of all age ranges. Some are training for competition and others are just out for a stroll. Great view of the sunset and beautiful view over Mira Mesa, just be conscious of when the gates close so your car doesn't get locked in overnight. There are portable restrooms throughout the lake loop, but no water fountains. Overall, great place!

very easy but it was quite long.saw five horses and lots of cool scenery the "waterfall" was a little disappointing i have to admit. did not compare to home (upstate New York) stillglad we went

best ten bucks you will ever spend. absolutely stunning scenery. the tidepools are not to be missed

5 days ago

This is an awesome beach to walk on or down the boardwalk. The sunsets are gorgeous. There is a steady stream of runners, bikers, scateboards, walkers, & other health enthusiasts.

A couple different ways to use the trail. I used the west entrance and didn't realize how short it was, about .5 miles. Will try the east entrance next time.

Quick hike but a good workout with a beautiful 360 degree view at the end! The only thing I didn't like was how busy it was, even at 7 at night. Either way it's a great after work type of hike :)

7 days ago

Nice trail for hiking, running. Barely any shade on trail, so plan ahead based. upon temperature. Starting with South Fortuna side to avoid steep stairs on your way back.

on Chollas Lake Park

9 days ago