Best trails in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, California? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve ranging from 2.6 to 11.3 miles and from 62 to 439 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
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Map of trails in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Top trails (10)
#1 - Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1209)
Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
PLEASE NOTE: Roads and trails in this area might be closed to flooding/wet conditions. Please contact the park before visiting to determine trail conditions. This is a generally flat hike that you caShow more
#2 - Los Penasquitos Canyon (from Lopez Canyon)
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(458)
Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
NOTE: Trails sometimes close due to flooding or damage. For real-time updates call the Ranger Office at 858-538-8066.Show more
#3 - Los Penasquitos Creek Trail
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
This trail closely follows Penasquitos Creek, looping along the northern and southern banks, starting at the baseball fields and returning by the "waterfall". The great bulk goes through riparian forShow more
#4 - Rancho Penasquitos Adobe Loop
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(175)
Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Rancho Penasquitos Adobe Loop is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Poway, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#5 - Lopez Canyon Trail To Goat Trail Loop
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(84)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Moderate hike down Lopez Canyon to Peñasquitos trail head and up Goat Canyon. Most of the route is easy but going up Goat Canyon is a little hard for that reason the hike is set to Moderate. In the fiShow more
#6 - Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve West Trail
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(58)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
As of November 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#7 - Peñasquitos Falls via Park Village
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Peñasquitos Falls via Park Village is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#8 - Lopez Canyon Trail
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(50)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
As of February 2019, users have reported that this trail is closed temporarily due to flooding.Show more
#9 - San Diego Sea to Sea Trail via Camino Ruiz Park [CLOSED]
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(154)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. For up-to-date trail status call the Park Ranger Office at (858)Show more
#10 - Knott Grove Trail [CLOSED]
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(62)
Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. This trail starts at bike path on Erma Rd. 6 miles out and backShow more