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Great hike - not many views going up bc of solid rain However few more blue skies going down. Plenty of parking - trails in good condition even with the rain. One down side - super busy even in the rain

3 days ago

Fun easy morning trail

I did this hike on a Tuesday afternoon and the trail was pretty empty. It's a great hike in the middle of the city. The first half is fairly flat with a few optional side trails, and the second half was full of some steep and challenging hills with great views from the top.

It's been several years since I visited this trail and now I remember why. The trail was full of runners and packs of cyclists so most of our morning was spent trying to get out of their way as they came passed. We started before 8:00am and there were already a lot of people on the trail. If you are looking for peace and quiet, I do not recommend this hike.

Better part of the 7 bridge walk

nice area. Some parts be very wary during rattlesnake season

Easy, but boring for me minus the suspension bridge

AWESOME as always bring good music good vibes small snack and some water 1L should be enough on a average temperature of 70

14 days ago

Good hike my first time best to go before 7am plenty of parking and mt. To yourself but around 8-9 people start to come and it’s a small rest area at the top

This was an amazing trail.. there are many different trails to take on.

It was a long walk with an 11 and 5 y/o but they did It!
We went on a Sunday and it was busy.
The falls were pretty and we enjoyed some of the small off trails by the creek.

A nice trek indeed. You are surrounded by nature's beauty throughout the different stages of the trail. The only thing to watch out for are the horse/dog droppings. Will definitely be back to this trail again.

We went with two 7yrs old kids on a breezy bright San Diego morning. I was skeptical at first. Thinking the kids was going to whine and not make it to the goal.

We all had fun. Really enjoyed the scenery and the walk was easy for everyone.

Great hike. Weather was kinda chilly today but had great views either way. Kinda bummed the prayer box was not up there anymore.

Great moderate hike. Loved it.

The place of after-lunch-walk for QComm employees.

Nice flat hiking BUT NO PRKING M-F without UCSD permit.

28 days ago

PERFECT hiking spot

Awesome trail for hikers & runners, too. Take water & snack like oranges or apples leave no footprints!

28 days ago

Beautiful view! Closest short trail to Ranch Bernardo area!

30 days ago

This hike is similar to Potato Chip and Cowles in the SD area. I liked Potato Chip more, but I like this one more than Cowles. It is similar to Cowles with many parts of the trail that are rocky and jaggedy. It was about 5.5 miles from the parking lot to the top and back. There are some great views of the surrounding area. It is just that these inland SD county trails are a bit boring in terms of the plant life and very little in the way of trees. I prefer coastal hikes. It took us about 2 hrs to complete.

Great quick hike. some difficult parts near the top but a nice place to picnic at the top with awesome views. big dirt parking lot with bathrooms available. go early if you want a spot, otherwise you may end up parking along the street. I drive by the lot everyday for work and it's always pretty close to full by 8-9am even on the weekdays.

1 month ago

Always a pleasure. This is a good scenic trail. My dog loves it. It’s clean and safe. There are normally others on the trail but I’ve not been crowded out. The views and bird songs are sweet to the senses. There are a few challenges but not too bad.

The payoff at the end should be a picnic on the balcony of the snack shack above the boat dock. Good times.

Might be difficult for beginners but an awesome trail that can be completed in just about 2 hours. Well worth the trip to the top to see the full expansion of the rolling hills

Mostly flat or you can choose hills that loop back to main trail.

1 month ago

Nice moderate hike. Good incline to make you feel like you did something. I would call the Blue sky ecological preserve a hidden gem. More crowded around Lake Poway but to be expected with the parking lot and snack shop. Too much dog poop around the lake trail. Lots of interesting birding and around on the trail. We then saw baby rattlesnake. It wasn’t too hot today so, it was very doable. In the heat of summer this would be not as much fun. Will come back again and do lake Ramona from this entryway.

A good more like a walk in the park hike. Some bike traffic but overall very quiet send peaceful. A few folks at the water fall.

1 month ago

Have hiked here many times. I would call it moderate, a decent challenge for someone who just began and likely hard for someone just starting in their fitness journey. One of my favorites when it's not too hot out. Great vistas and a good workout.

There is a sign that says dogs are not allowed.

trail running
1 month ago

Decent. Not special. Every now and then a homeless man asks you for a cigarette. Makes you wonder why one would ask a runner for a cancer stick. Do smokers run/hike? So many questions...

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