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Balboa Park Gardens Loop

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Balboa Park

Balboa Park Gardens Loop is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

paved

views

wild flowers

http://www.balboapark.org

walking
4 months ago

Balboa Park has so many possible trails that I have to say this one is not official or does it follow the trails that go to the most scenic parts of the park.

hiking
10 months ago

Delightful short trail. I'm always amazed at the garden inside the Botanical building, the pond, and the awesome architecture of the buildings.

recorded Balboa Park Gardens Loop

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Not so much a trail more of a walk through one of the must see San Diego attractions! Make sure if you take a dog they are good with crowds and definitely don’t stick to the route on the designated trail as there is plenty more to see and do.

hiking
Mon Apr 08 2019

I would recommend this trail for anybody who wants to just get out and enjoy a nice relaxing quiet day at the park. Flat trail paved with beautiful scenery and wildflowers also Rose Gardens and museums to explore. It is our crown jewel of San Diego and well worth a trip to visit three times a week at least. Go during the week is a lot better than going during the weekend it’s not as crowded and parking is a lot more available. This trail actually starts and ends at the water fountain by the science center. I accidentally did not stop the recording and just FYI. Happy Hiking

Mon Mar 18 2019

Very easy but highly rewarding. Love the Desert Garden especially - incredible that such a garden is free two visit.

walking
Mon Mar 18 2019

Very crowded but don't miss this walk, it's beautiful!

Wed Jan 02 2019

Nice easy stroll

walking
Fri Nov 23 2018

Gorgeous buildings, fountains, and museums to see, keep walking along the sidewalks, under the eucalyptus and fig trees and see the trails in the mini-canyons that are fun to explore too. Walk along the bridge too, great view of the downtown area.

Thu Sep 27 2018

l walk in the morning.

Thu Jul 26 2018

not a hike, but a nice place to walk.

hiking
Mon May 21 2018

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!

running
Thu Apr 26 2018

Beautiful...

hiking
Sat Apr 14 2018

Best big city park I’ve even been to.

walking
Sat Feb 10 2018

Nice sights.

walking
Thu Jul 20 2017

Great park with lots of museums and other things to do. Great place to visit when in San Diego.

walking
Mon Jul 17 2017

Not a hike just a fun place to walk around! Definitely go if you're in SD and you've never been

walking
Thu Nov 24 2016

Great for getting out and walking around for a few hours.

Sun Oct 02 2016

Not exactly a hike paved the whole way and most of it is through the main museums. I dont know how the author thinks this is hidden by any means.... they are some of the parks main attractions. If you are looking for a nice easy walk on sidewalks and pathways through some of the main areas of balboa then this is for you.

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