Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Balboa Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Decent trail. Needs some up keep.

hiking
6 days ago

Been coming here for years every time I visit San Diego. Nothing technical or hard at all. Just a walk in the park! Ha Ha! I parked near the street near the Fleet Science Center and did the whole perimeter of the park. In addition, I crossed the bridge and checked out the Western side of the park along sixth avenue including the Natural Gardens. It's cool you can climb the old tower inside the park now! I didn't do it this trip and it's expensive. I love visiting here!

It was a great walk!

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful...

walking
1 month ago

Some of those bridges are really neat. It is a great experience to walk around such a large part of city.

Parts of the trail are confusing by Balboa Park. Parts seemed unnecessary to me. Overall definitely worth doing once.

1 month ago

could be a potential romantic walk

hiking
1 month ago

Best big city park I’ve even been to.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

Suspension Bridge is hidden Gem!

hiking
2 months ago

Serene and peaceful! Green!

Easy, but boring for me minus the suspension bridge

walking
3 months ago

Nice sights.

Nice. A bit monotonous. Better than Florida Canyon. ⭐️3.5⭐️

trail running
3 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...

Good area to run or walk the dog. Parking can be messy.

walking
4 months ago

Pretty easy and cool way to see the city. Wear supportive running shoes as it’s mostly all concrete and can be a pain with less than forgiving footwear just ask my feet

I took this walk at night for the serenity. it was very pleasant. the suspension bridge was very nice, the old houses and buildings were beautiful. Really nice time.

4 months ago

Great little nature walk.

Did the hike with my son and we both enjoyed it. My only complaint is certain sections are really close to the road. Still fun tho

A lot of the trail was next to the road on a narrow path. It made me and my dog a little uneasy as the cars were going 30-40 mph. We did enjoy the parts that weren’t next the road. Probably won’t do this one again, but will explore other options in Balboa Park.

only disappointment was the last bridge off of Georgia street was closed. looking forward to seeing it when renovations are finished

trail running
6 months ago

Ranger and I️ used to walk a version of this trail every night when we lived in NP. Makes you feel like you’re out in the country while being in the center of SD.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Trail is pretty fun with a good amount of hilly areas. Crashing could mean fatal injuries in some areas due to ditches. Also the trail crosses a busy road so hope to god your amazing at frogger.

hiking
7 months ago

A decent trail, but there are many places in the middle that have water erosion and small rocks. Footing in these areas is a little iffy, with sprained ankles a possibility for those not as sure-footed.

love this walk done it like 4 times already..

It was a fun walk with a few really cool bridges. I went on a Sunday and popped through the Hillcrest farmers market which was a fun surprise.

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

La caminata la sentí muy ligera. Entiendo que es un sendero urbano por lo tanto no puedes llevar un ritmo constante por el tráfico vehicular. El escenario es bonito, San Diego sabe mantener sus calles limpias y ordenadas. Encontré varias calles cerradas por construcción y falto pasar por un puente. El clima resulto favorable, estaba nublado. Seguí la ruta que marca la aplicación e hice 2.20 hrs en recorrer 5.2 millas.

walking
9 months ago

Nice walking tour, not the most scenic, but enjoyable to walk through some old neighborhoods. Farmers market on Sunday's well worth stopping at about halfway through hike, we enjoyed it overall.

walking
9 months ago

Had a great time looking at the bridges

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