Bayside Trail

EASY 127 reviews

Bayside Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles
305 feet
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



road biking

trail running




wild flowers

historic site

no dogs

This monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, which was the first European expedition on what later became the west coast of the U.S. The monument includes a statue of Cabrillo and 20th-century coastal artillery batteries built to protect the harbor of San Diego from enemy warships.

11 days ago

Very amazing view!!! Great easy hike, my friend with me did it in flip flops lol

18 days ago

Downhill first mile, uphill on the wayback. jogger friendly.

21 days ago

Love Point Loma. This is a nice little trail with great views of Coronado, San Diego and Tijuana in the distance. There's some WWII history things to see related to gigantic spot lights and a generator building. Nothing too dramatic on the road grade - most people can handle it though wouldn't recommend wheel chairs. Lots of native California vegetation with some identification signage. Pick a little of the Coastal Sage and smush it with your fingers - the smell is wonderful.

1 month ago

Great views. Really cool little park.

1 month ago

Easy walk! Stunning views, cool breeze! Make sure you bring your water bottle. Enjoy!

2 months ago

This is.a great trail with great views of San Diego Bay that’s about 2 miles round trip. It is almost completely downhill for the first mile and of course you must come back up for the second mile. I notice that it says wheelchair friendly....I don’t think so. The first quarter of a mile is paved. The rest is dirt and rocks.

2 months ago

This is a nice, easy trail for a walk. Its fun to head down and explore the tidepools after. Don't bring your dog.

3 months ago

Great views with easy access.

3 months ago

Easy hike, with GORGEOUS views of San Diego Bay, Pacific Ocean, and downtown SD!

4 months ago

Easy hike with a 3 year old boy

4 months ago

I would rate it moderate rather than easy. There are some steep inclines.

5 months ago

Beautiful views of the city

9 months ago

Nice views. More a walk than a hike. Lots of people. Wonderful breezes. Take the camera. Learn a little history.

10 months ago

The walk is easy, the view is incredible. This is an down and up trail, so be prepared to carry little ones who could make the trip down, but not back ;) Wide with a few rest stops along the way with benches. Sit down and watch jets take off from the naval base in Coronado, watch ship traffic come in and out of the bay, and soak in the incredible view of San Diego.

11 months ago

Really breezy, much cooler than inland. There was a beautiful ocean view the entire time. Elevation change is gradual making this an easier hike.

11 months ago

Super easy family friendly great ocean view make sure you see the lighthouse and the TIDEPOOLS it's worth it!

Monday, March 13, 2017

We discovered this trail our first day visiting San Diego and it remains one of our favorite go-to adventures as now locals. It has everything you would want. Ocean views, nature, a well-manicured trail, native CA plants to see and animals to observe. All in an underrated, hardly packed package. Most visitors don't even see it.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Very nice trail. Al little steep going back up. Views are spectacular.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

I love this trail! It's short and sweet, but very scenic. Good beginning hike or for taking family/friends that aren't regular hikers.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Great place to go, and see sights normally you don't.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Short trail but great views. If you want to get a little exercise at Cabrillo it's nice.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Gravel trail in Cabrillo National Monument that starts near the lighthouse. No beach access from the trail.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Very scenic with a panoramic view. Very easy to walk and fast. It costs $10 to get in but it's worth the trip.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Great views of the skyline and bay.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Breathtaking views, very good exercise, cool museum.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful views and location.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Very short, easy, breezy hike with an amazing view of the San Diego harbor!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Short and sweet trail
After we were done we went to the tidepools, amazing day

Thursday, March 10, 2016

If you want a short and seabreezy "hike" with amazing views of the San Diego harbor, THIS is your "hike". It's more of a walk, really, just steep in parts, but the path is broad and well maintained. It's very open and literally the coolest hike in San Diego. (It's mostly in the shade and cooled by the ocean air.)
It's ten bucks to get into the park, but twenty for the pass which is totally worth it. I'm guessing the entrance fee keeps the crowds down, even on holiday weekends.

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