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Summer 2017 ideas Map

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!

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!!

2 months ago

Nice and easy trail system.

Very basic

2 months ago

Decent trail. Needs some up keep.

Nice short hike with a beautiful view and signs with info of plants and the area.

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

Did this one as a loop. Hiked the Ho Chi Minh trail from the gliderport down to the beach, walked north on the beach to this trail, down the narrow canyon to Mottram Falls, and then back up to the gliderport via a steep climbing trail that passes directly above the waterfall. Very cool & rugged sandstone canyons, caves, lagoons, and waterfalls. Precarious in many spots, watch your footing. Highly recommend!

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.


4 months ago

Good hike! The trail loops and is perfect if you're looking for a quick hike. Towards the end is all incline and no shade. Be prepared.

Wonderful cliff top ocean views and peaceful trail that I should give 5 stars. But a rattlesnake on the trail as thick as my kids forearm gave me more bio-
diversity than I like.

Shortcuts to black’s beach

Something scenic

Not trafficked often which is nice for the pup

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

This isn't a hike, it's more of a stroll along the beach, but the view is amazing and perfect for sunsets. However, please don't ignore the danger signs. My best friend's cousin was scrambling there, fell, and barely survived with a broken back, rib cage, face, and damaged internal organs. He had to be airlifted, and it went on the news and everything. It's relatively safe BUT DON'T IGNORE THE SIGNS

Not much of a hike but so much much fun and absolutely beautiful

So beautiful!!!

There is a sign that says dogs are not allowed.

Beautiful views of the beach and ocean. There's a large parking lot. Only drawback is that the trails are not clearly marked and it can be confusing. Some graffiti which is really unfortunate and a few people walking around with their dogs off leash. Still amazing views for being a free park.

trail running
6 months 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...

Fun trail with beautiful sights! Definately suggest getting there early to walk around and stay until sunset.

Amazing views! Easy walk, but again such astheics.

The view was spectacular and the cliffs were fun and easy to walk around on. Lots of cool surfers to watch!

I'm not sure if it's just me but two things. Where is this trail and where is the parking for it!?! I landed at the circle K via my Maps app and didn't feel comfortable leaving my car there. Is there a designated parking place for this trail?

Took advantage of the super low tide today. Great trail.

Easy to park, not crowded, nice views, short and easy hike.

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