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really nice and easy walk through. bring a pair of sandals just in case you want to dip your feet in the ocean and cool off. great halfway reward before heading back.

nature trips
14 days ago

I love taking my 2yr old here. Its always shaded by the huge trees and always so peaceful. It's fairly easy until the steep incline/decline.

22 days ago

I’ve always found this to be a rather enjoyable hike. One unlike many in the area, it has bountiful trees and logs along the path to sit and enjoy the area. Dog friendly which I’ve never run into issues with. And if you’re lucky you’ll come across a few swings people put up. Try them out!! Always such a fun time.

2 months ago

Paved trail running the length of Harbor Island. Made for a good walk/jog with my stroller. Only negative is that it parallels the road. But it's great to be so close to the water, and the views of the bay from downtown to Point Loma are spectacular.

2 months ago

Can’t beat the scenery.

Easy and beautiful

Nice, quick walk

Good hike, 1st leg of the Coast to Crest...not difficult since it is flat.

5 months ago

AllTrails rates this as easy: I disagree. I hiked 2.2 miles of the west Hosp Grove today, and the trailhead signs and free trail map all indicate the hiking trail is “moderate to difficult”. Most of the trails are rather narrow and uneven with quite a few steeper switchbacks. It was quite pretty today, especially after recent rains. Despite seeing houses and the mall, it was an enjoyable hike.

It’s ok

6 months ago

Favorite walk. Used to walk this everyday when I lived in PB.

6 months ago

Pleasant Walk, Loved the nice little shops around, lot of people and activities around... It would be great day out on sunny day here...

Very fun. Lots of interesting people and enjoyed the pier at sunset. Huge bubbles were super cool.

Pretty but more urban than we like, not escaping enough for our tastes and we prefer hiking. This is completely flat.

Looks like a work in progress here. The Alltrails map is a little wrong. Once you cross Jimmy Durante, the trail sticks close to the road. If you follow the app trail, it will take you approximately 800 feet to a dead end. Still kind of a good place to stop and watch the wildlife. Great trail for birding, we saw an Osprey and some Kestrels.

Nice easy lots of wildlife around and great views.

No better place to watch the sunset.

Took my 2 young kids and dogs on this flat trail around 2pm. Lots of freeway noise and auto odor the first 1/2 mile. But we did see some great wildlife: mullet jumping fish were cool, blue heron, lots of other birds and a caterpillar. We walked all the way out to the boardwalk near the fair grounds. Didn’t make it all the way to the beach because we stopped off at View Point brewery for drinks and a snack. Overall trail was good except for freeway noise and smell. Would do again off freeway hours and bring kids bikes.

Legs work out if you stay on the sand

Very nice place to walk. I run along that stretch of beach as well.

Super easy walk, very flat trail. Very quiet stroll on a Sunday morning, no one I️n sight, very few runners.
Did an out and back. Too bad trail doesn’t go around river. Saw some horses

Beautiful easy flat trail, great to kid our 5yr old riding his bike on a trail.

The dogs and I had some time to kill one morning and decided to check out this area. There were many trails to choose from and we got in a couple of miles. I second the little bluff in the southeast corner as being a highlight of the trip.
I got the feeling that many treat leashes as optional in this area, which is difficult with the terrain as you may come upon an unleashed dog unexpectedly. If we found ourselves in the area again with time to kill I’d probably stop by, but wouldn’t make a special trip.

9 months ago

Good trails, up and down climbs, good for the legs

As this was my first hike ever “easy” lol ok I’m not used to uphill downhill so it was difficult. We also took our pups and we had to carry them for a bit due to broken glass ...

mountain biking
10 months ago

Great for people watching.

10 months ago

The busy, concrete walkway bustled with joggers, speed walkers, families, young couples, and elderly couples. An easy walk with numerous entrances onto the beach and to the street above. A few surfers and paddlers were sighted on the water. Free parking is limited to the streets, but you can pay for parking at the southernmost part of the walk near the power plant. Loads of Pikachus, adorned in festive red and white Santa Claus hats and aquatic Pokemons! ;-)

A very scenic trek that takes you under the 5 freeway so see the lagoon and to the coast of Del Mar. You wouldn't think anything lived in the water but we were able to see fishes and even a string ray! Great for a walk, run, wide enough for strollers. Trail was really flat.

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