Explore the best wildlife trails near San Diego with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

This is a nice place to take the family. It's an easy walk. We saw lots of crabs and other little animals in the little creek. Watch out for horse poop. Oh and you're not allowed to go up to the fence

The five peaks are awesome, but I would avoid this path. The route between Pyles Peak and Mission Gorge Road is totally off trail and much of it is through very thick/dense/sharp brush, trees, bushes, etc. It was almost impossible to get through and we got scraped to hell. It also dumps out out on the outside of a locked fence surrounding a neighborhood. We got lucky and found a gate that was unlocked, but I still feel bad about going off trail.

You can still hit all five in a day, but might have to backtrack after Pyles, then walk over and hit the other three.

Love this hike. It's peaceful

2 days ago

I hiked it today in the rain. Muddy but awesome! It's listed as difficult, but I think it was pretty moderate. Took my 2 dogs and I 2.5 hours from the car to the peak and back. Beautiful view.

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4 days ago

Good long hike. Loved the stairs!

It's a great hike.

Beautiful trails, great place for a relaxing and easy hike.