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Short, easy and, with a beautiful points to relax.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful.

hiking
7 days ago

Hard to find the trail path and stay on it. Lots of homeless around and the trail was dirty. Lots of trash everywhere. Probably won’t do this one again!

Can be done within Banker’s Hill Loop.

Very pretty trail for a ride. At the top of the hill overlooking the lake, there is a fork that leads to the south Lake Trail in the left. On the right, the map says it loops back to rejoin the original trail. However, the fork isn't well marked and I couldn't find the loop-back trail on the right. I didn't want to risk it with my bike so I just ended up retracing my original route.

Nice little stroll don't expect an actual hike during this time. You can walk down to the beach and dogs are welcome.

beautiful, not too challenging, and quiet. we may have to go back with bicycles too.

Amazing Views along the coast

3 months ago

This is my furbabiez fav place to go loviez. Plays with allot of other dogs off leash and swimming in the bay.. She ❤'s it!!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Amazing. Couldn't believe it but I saw a bald eagle near the edge of the lake then it flew away.

Trail is super easy and it is under construction. The pass is closed however if you look hard enough you will find a hidden trail, scale down the edge of the mountain and it leads to a rope, climb down that rope and you have a beautiful beach that is secluded and private and all to yourself. That was the best part!

walking
3 months ago

Great for walking and bay views

walking
4 months ago

I had heard about the fire in the Slough and wanted to check out for myself how much of the nature preserve was affected. The burned area is off the loop trails that can be accessed from the Valeta St trailhead. It doesn’t affect the trail itself (although it did come right up to it) and was mainly in an area that used to be accessible but is now closed for revegetation, between a bench at an overlook and the Point Loma Tennis Club courts. I was happy to see that the tall bushes of the loop trails are unaffected. It’s worth mentioning that the park was cleaner than I’d ever seen it before. No one camping at the trailhead, no RVs in the parking lot, and no trash on the trail.

Great and easy trail when your on the go and want to escape the city life. Park on any side street. There’s a little coffee shop at the start made out of a trailer camper. Enjoy!!

Very peaceful. Easy walk. Saw a quail, lots of bunnies and birds.

walking
4 months ago

Walked the last part of the out-and-back trail between W. Point Loma Ave. and I-8. Beautiful natural surroundings, but the trail runs very close to the adjacent apartment complex. Also, there were signs of transient camping. Still a pretty nice walk though.

walking
5 months ago

Walked the two short loop trails. They're cut into thick brush, which makes them shaded and beautiful. But very very short - .15 mile total for both loops! I took a stroller but wouldn't do so again, as the trail is narrow and uneven. Plus, the loops are so short that most toddlers should be able to walk them without a problem. The bench with a view of the slough is a bonus. Next time, we'll take the longer out-and-back trail.

Edit: returned the following day to walk the out-and-back trail as far as W Point Loma Blvd. As far as my opinion on Famosa Slough, I’m torn: on the one hand it’s absolutely beautiful and peaceful and I’m so glad that this local little gem, not to mention a part of our ecosystem and habitat for our local wildlife, has been preserved. On the other hand, humans have made it a little less nice. Since it's small, the surrounding apartment complexes are almost always within view. And SD’s homelessness problem is visible here too; there’s a motorhome permanently parked at the trailhead, there appears to be at least one person living in the bushes at the trailhead, and my toddlers and I stumbled upon a person sleeping on a bench at a secluded overview of the water. I appreciate the nature preserve so much, but in order to enjoy it you have to have a bit of tolerance for things being not perfectly romantic. If you can look past a little bit of grittiness, it’s a beautiful place to go for a walk, enjoy flowers and trees, and watch different kinds of birds.

hiking
5 months ago

Update: Upgrading my review to 3 stars, since as of 6/5/18, the trailhead has been cleaned up! There were no cars parked in the lot, no one living/camping there, and the area around the bathrooms was pristine. I did see a rental bike down along the trail but didn’t investigate to see if there was anyone there. So I’m not sure if it’s completely safe now, but it looks much better than a couple weeks ago.

Original 1-star review:
While Presidio Park is absolutely gorgeous, and I enjoy walking near the Junipero Serra Museum, this was my first time using the designated trailhead off Taylor St, and I did not like it. Two out of five cars parked at the trailhead were clearly being lived in, and I felt uncomfortable as the occupants watched me park and walk toward the trail. I saw cots, sleeping bags, and junk strewn about behind the bathrooms. I started walking down the trail anyway, figuring that the trail itself would be fine (I picked the one branching off to the left), but a few steps in, a man jumped out of his camp in the bushes and onto the trail a short distance ahead of me. At that point, I felt spooked, returned to my car, and left. I don't mean any disrespect to those down on their luck, but as a woman hiking alone on this particular day, I was uncomfortable. Until the trailhead is cleaned up, this one's a NOPE for me. I'll gladly return to the area near the Junipero Serra Museum, but not the Taylor St. trailhead.

Very basic

It’s a mellow stroll with great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Great little urban hike hidden right in Hillcrest & Bankers Hill. I try to do this every now and again. Usually lightly trafficked

Is under construction. Nothing but the dusty field(( All passes are closed

6 months ago

great trail for a run, beautifully tucked down below houses up on the Hills so you feel like you are in the wilderness but you are still near civilization

hiking
6 months ago

awesome afternoon hike with great views

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was a great little hike, I’m born and raised in San Diego and I never even heard of this trail. It’s like I found a gem in my back yard.

We were in San Diego for a conference and stopped in the evening. A bit busy but everyone had there own thing going: yoga, surfing, dog walking, photography. Stayed to watch the sunset of course- was not disappointed.

A gorgeous overlook of the ocean at sunset, but not so much a hike.

Beautiful

This trail leads to so many beautiful sights. Follow the trail to a tiny waterfall and reach the loop that overlooks Lake Hodges. Great hike!

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