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Border Field Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Ysidro, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 13 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Road biking

Walking

Running

Lake

Bugs

Muddy

Rocky

Closed

No dogs

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Getting There

Note: As of June 2020, Border Field State Park is closed due to recent rain storms. Please check the park page for more information.

There's a trailhead at Dairy Mart, another at Hollister, and one at the end of monument road.

I-5 south get off at Dairy Mart Rd. Make a right on dairy Mart Rd. pass the stop sign and you will see the trail head on your right. to get to the beach just keep going straight on Diary Mart till it ends. ( Dairy Mart Rd. turns into Monument Rd. )

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Recordings (78)
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Christina Mason
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RunningClosedFloodedMuddyWashed out

Trail is closed d/t flooding but I tried to check it out anyways. Signage notes to stay away from any water as it may be contaminated - ew. The trail goes in about a mile before you have to turn around due to the trail being flooded/washed out with muddy / smelly muck water. All the stagnant water smells horrible. I wouldn’t come here again.

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Jesus Bernal
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HikingClosedMuddy
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Adrian Lopez
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Hiking

Ruta moderada con una vista impresionante

Marquis Del'Argent
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Hiking

It is an okay trail. Definitely want to take some water with you if you do this trek midday during the summer. Not a lot of shade.

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Fortune Cariaga
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HikingOff trail

This should be 2 separate trails. The first one should be a loop around the Dairy Mart Pond. The Second one should be an out and back to the beach from the same place you parked. I parked at the second trail Head which is past the first one after the Stop sign where everyone parks. I parked on the Paved Road where there is a white sign that says not for Regular Traffic. After I did the loop, I walked the main road all the way to the beach. Not recommended! The 2 way highway is narrow and you may get hit by oncoming traffic. Instead, you should take the back trails and follow it west. It’s not hard to do at all. The back trail to the beach is pretty cool. Happy Hikes!

Greg Redmond
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HikingClosedNo shade

Due to prior flooding and unsanitary standing water, parts of he trail were closed. However you could hike/walk the road down to the beach then go left to the border wall or right toward IB. It’s a place that sort of touched me; the wildflowers were blooming, sky was beautiful, temps were perfect. Then the wall, extending out into the water a short distance and back east up the hills and out of sight; people just hanging out at the beach on the other side. Glad i ran across while exploring SD and area.

Vinay S Pargaonkar
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Hiking

Good flat workout, can do a nice swim in the beach,

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Luis Castaon
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Easy hike to the beach

Britta Hershman
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Walking

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!

YOLANDA DIAZ
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Walking

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.

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

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

J B
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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.

Thomas Sullivan
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Mountain biking

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

Ashley Lunn
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flat and easy. access to beach

Moises Sanchez
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Hiking

Good maintained trail. easy trail for beginners like me.

Marisa Cornejo
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pretty lonely trail

Wendy Garcia
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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 :)

Rogelio Serrano
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good Walk good views good plants!

Jacel R.
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Great trail, wouldn't go at night

James George
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Mountain biking

Try to ride at least once a week.

Alan Bourne
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Horseback riding

We rented horses and rode the beach.

Jessica Gonzalez
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Cross Country Skiing

Nice walk

Hector Gomez
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Bird Watching

Nice run near the border

Bill Sanders
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Hiking

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.

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