Explore the best trails near San Diego with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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It should be stated that you have to pay a parking fee ($12-$15). Or you can park 2 miles away & walk up a steep hill to the trail head.

Easy walk with no elevation gainat all, but a beautiful waterfall

mountain biking
6 days ago

Nice! Easy to access and good for all levels. I am a novice mountain biker so I had to walk my bike up a few of the big hills. The waterfall is just shy of 3 miles in. Also beware the hills are rocky. We enjoyed the day.

Awesome hike. Great view at the top!

hiking
6 days ago

part of the loop is closed.

I love coming here specially when my dog is full of energy. it has beautiful views and it's very peaceful.

Good hike. Not to far of a drive. Good for bike riding.

Fun trail. It's not to far of a drive. Good hike.

trail running
7 days ago

Great place for a run. Some stationary workout equipment.

This is my second time to do this one. The views are great and the hike up makes your heart work. It is a little short for me so if you get to the top and you feel like you want to get some more out of it there are several other hikes connecting if you walk a little past the sign and to the left. You'll head down a fairly steep hill down but it connects you to other hiking trails. You can go and explore for awhile. I'll do this one again for sure. It's closer to where I live so it makes for a nice quick hike.

Great exercise, well maintained trails and rewarding views of America's Finest city. A little crowded, especially on weekends.

walking
12 days ago

Nice easy trail to take a walk on. The falls are nice to see. Very pretty and serene. Only downside is the bicyclists, most don't understand trail etiquette which is a little frustrating. Especially when it's busy.

It was lovely. Easy trail and very woodsy. Ran it for more of a challenge but definitely a place I'll come back to!