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6 days ago

Awesome trail to walk my dog! Don't see allot of ppl. Really enjoy this trail

Even if you don't have a dog it is fun to walk here and "dog watch". at 9:30am walked along the beachfront and along the path on the peninsula/island that protrudes in the inlet. lot's of birds and beach plants--the sandy path has signs identifying the pickleweed that grows here. Saw a few homeless people here. Not a bad place to walk/run.

An awesome trail for running, and working on steep inclines!

Really cool spot!!! So many trails and so much to see! I highly suggest checking out!!

17 days ago

Easy to follow, fire/utility road is main trail. Some good elevation swings make it challenging!

The waterfall is worth it. Pack for a picnic!

As with many other reviews, this hike offers AMAZING views and photo ops. Definitely gets crowded because its such a family friendly nature walk. I was very disapointed with the lack of respect I saw for the trails and signs. Although we only saw about 5 people out of the 100s there this morning, it's definitely important to remind one another that rule #1 is respect the trail. People die from not respecting the trail. I saw 2 gentlement ignore "unstable cliffs, please stay back" signs just for a photo op. I also saw a group of about 5 young adults climbing up a rock for a photo op (which everyone was doing) but there was a clear path to climb up and signage to not trespass the way they chose to climb. We told them not to do it but we all need to be respectful so that these trails will last for future generations also.

If possible, find parking near by! Its $25 per car to use their lot!

walking
19 days ago

We went to Sunset Cliffs to take a walk, get out in natural and enjoy the sunset. I knew I wasn't there for a challenging hike. This was a post Thanksgiving recovery hike since I was dealing with many blisters from a previous hike...this was perfect! it provided incredible views and allowed us to climb and explore so we could be kids again for a little bit.

As of Thanksgiving 2018 this trail is still under construction but it did not hinder our experience in any way.

Very crowded in some places. Included the Crystal Pier in my walk. Lot's of places to stop and have an drink/food.

Great hike for kids and dogs!

This can get very crowded. It’s fairly steep and has an incredible view of the ocean. One of the best hikes I’ve ever been on. And then you get to walk the beach and maybe have a swim if you feel like it.

love the views

trail running
25 days ago

mostly flat, quiet and simple. Started just north of the 52 and jogged to the school and back, can hear the train occasionally running nearby. On another day, did the other end and met in the where I left off, the least favored part of this trail (the south part of the tracks, not very well traveled in some parts so the trail is not east to run on (deep sand and big pebbles).

saw squirrels having sex

Beautiful scenery through out the trail and ending with a beach walk back to the starting spot is a great cool down.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful.

Very nice on a beautiful day..

A really nice, easy urban-ish walk. Takes you through some of San Diego’s old neighborhoods and canyons. Ends with a stroll through Balboa Park. Nice for a hot Santa Ana day with plenty of availability for shade depending on what side of the street you choose to walk on!

Beautiful trail with some good shade.

Great hike! Some hills that were a great workout and otherwise a pleasant walk!

We did this around 8am it was perfect timing. The fog came in later so we had some great views. It’s started to get crowded around 930am.

Got there quite early (730am) and it was very foggy on the hike up but the temps were so mild it was perfect. The include was gradual but you get a good cardio workout.

Definitely epic views.

Best part - briskly walking the beach hoping to not get my shoes wet... which didn’t happen

hiking
1 month ago

A flat and easy trail. Good for quick hike to enjoy the outdoors. Saw different types of birds. A descent outing.

Beautiful! This is ranked as easy but if it’s high tide and you can’t cut across the beach, you’ll have to go back the way you came; if you’re new to hiking, the gradual inclines will get you a bit out of breath. But still an easy, breezy hike.

Great trail to bring out of state guests and friends.

Nice trail. Beautiful views!

Beautiful beach trail. Keep an eye on the tide though if you’re planning on walking back on the beach.

Parking was the only issue, so get there early. The trail was nice & easy with amazing views. The trail by itself took about an hour.

A classic and iconic trail. Simple as that.

The visitor loop is a great short little 1+ mile trail run. Gorgeous views and perfect weather!

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