Border Field State Park is on the very southwestern corner of the United States and 15 miles south of San Diego. Border Field is located within the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, an important wildlife habitat. The sand dunes and salt marshes give refuge to critically threatened and endangered birds such as the Western Snowy Plover, the California Least Tern, and the Light-footed Clapper Rail. The park provides restrooms, picnic areas, barbecues, horse corrals, and interpretive displays. Visitors enjoy surf fishing, beach combing, hiking, horseback riding, and bird watching. The Park does not recommend swimming or wading, due to hazardous conditions, such as inshore holes, rip currents, and the lack of lifeguard service within the Park. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was concluded on February 2, 1848, officially ending the U.S./Mexico War. In 1850, delegations from both countries began surveying the boundary at this location and the border monument, number 258, can be viewed on top of Monument Mesa. Border Field Weekend Vehicle Access = CLOSED starting 11/2/09 - May 2010 Planning to go to Border Field State Park This Weekend? Check current entrance gate status, road and trail access, and other important information by clicking here to visit the Tijuana Estuary website. HOURS OF OPERATION: Day After Labor Day - October 30th 9:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. November 1st

Easy hike to the beach

4 months ago

We walked the first part of the trail that runs along North Dairy Mart Pond. The lookouts over the water are nice, and my kids enjoyed the wooden walkway after the left (south) turn). The Information boards about local wildlife were good too. This time we ended up doubling back instead of finishing the square loop trail, but we’ll be back to try again. We saw birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and bees. Very peaceful, and the kids loved it!

4 months ago

Great walking trails, you can get so inmersed in nature, you easily forget about a stressing day. I walked alone, Just me and my thougths. I go there as often as I can.

I biked the suggested from Dairy Mart Rd to Friendship Park. Just amazing!

Didn't know we have this beautiful trail so close to the border. It's nice for all levels, no mountains, nature

8 months ago

If you start from dairy mart rd and finish at friendship park. Your round trip will be around 10 miles.It s a flat surface and easy .Seldom used so there's alot of wildlife. Saw a black throated magpie jay gorgeous bird. On the actual trail a coyote was chasing a jack rabbit. Theres alot of roadrunners too.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Hardly anyone around and the beach all to yourself. Watch for horseback.


flat and easy. access to beach

Nice, easy walk. Great spot for sea bird photography.

trail running
11 months ago

Go in shorts and barefoot. Run in the water. Super refreshing and beautiful. Run to the river mouth.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

It’s better when you go in low tide, you might be able to cross the river mouth. My husband and I did it one time that the tide was -0.1.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Beautiful. Nice out and back. Grab a beer at Coronado Brewing Co afterwards.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Good maintained trail. easy trail for beginners like me.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

pretty lonely trail

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This is a nice place to take the family. It's an easy walk. We saw lots of crabs and other little animals in the little creek. Watch out for horse poop. Oh and you're not allowed to go up to the fence

Also, make sure to heed the signs asking you to walk on the hard sand once you get to the beach. The nesting birds will come swooping at you :)

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

good Walk good views good plants!

on Border Field Trail

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Great trail, wouldn't go at night

mountain biking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Try to ride at least once a week.

horseback riding
Saturday, January 23, 2016

We rented horses and rode the beach.

cross country skiing
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Nice walk

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Nice run near the border

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I did this last year so I could see first hand the dead whale that had washed ashore. I am posting pictures of that, so enjoy.
It was very interesting to be that close to the border and seeing the old bull fighting ring, among other sings. Makes you glad to live in America.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

This park begins from Dairy Mart Rd. and it ends at the beach. there are many posts where you can park your vehicle. the park at dairy mart rd. is getting a trail lift, meaning that the trails are getting fixed. and i guess they are fixing as to how to walk around during rainy season cause it floods. but just went there yesterday and it looking nice. in spring look out for snakes. watch your kids and keep dogs on leash. all in all it's a decent park..I sugest you read Afoot and Afield is a book about trails in San Diego.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The road to the beach was closed so we did the entire park on foot. We spent a few hours just wondering around. The only problem was dodging all the landmines from the horses. Kiddos loved climbing on the huge dirt mound. Overall it was nice, but we probably won't head back again. Kiddos didn't like not being able to play in the water and I felt like I was in the middle of no where.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

good trail to take your dogs on however I would advise to keep them on leashes also good for horse back ridding

trail running
1 month ago

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