Mission Bay Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

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walking

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beach

views

2 months ago

Curious why people keep saying it's dog friendly? There are signs everywhere saying dogs aren't allowed between the hours of 9-4pm.

running
3 months ago

Great place to run!

3 months ago

Idud the trail biking. Great trail, great views. I recomend it.

walking
4 months ago

Chose this trail because I'm getting out of a bad viral and wanted to start out with a good-paced walk on a paved path. Although it says in and out, I made a loop out of it and you can see the recording. Good path, lots of restrooms and water spots along the way, you can park at several parking lots and join the path from there. Fair crowd. Bring sunscreen and a hat. No shade in several parts.

hiking
5 months ago

Great path to run on or walk or do just about anything. Paved all the way and dog friendly. Downside you are by the freeway so not much serenity.

walking
6 months ago

This is best early morning when the water is calm and smooth. The ducks/ birds are nice to watch as you walk by, the crew team is also out training which is entertaining to see them glide on the glassy water. I have done this walk several times at various times of the day, even as late as midnight when the picnickers/ partiers are gathered around their bonfires. Flat, lots of bathrooms and parking.

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful, flat and fun for a run. Wide sidewalks and plenty of water fountains/bathrooms

road biking
7 months ago

You have to cross a couple of busy intersections at multiple different points of the loop to continue on the trail and it’s not always completely obvious where the trail picks back up. Once you do it once, the next ride will be much quicker. But if you’re planning to do the loop all around for the first time, plan to have to make a few detours. Definitely added to our overall mileage a bit (which we were stoked about!) Overall a good ride when you’re on long stretches of trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice little walk. all paved.

hiking
10 months ago

Too easy trail. Lots of free parking. Paved path with a beautiful view of the bay. Family and dog-friendly.

road biking
Sun Mar 31 2019

A lot of people, but still a good trail. Beautiful views of the beach.

road biking
Fri Mar 15 2019

Very crowded on weekends.

mountain biking
Tue Jan 29 2019

Overall this is a great trail if you want to just go around walk enjoy some beautiful sight to the bay. You can make this as long or as short as you would like. There are plenty of bathrooms, plenty of places to sit down, and plenty of just plain old awesome views. I highly recommend this if you’re looking to do something casual, I am trying to break in my new mountain bike, and the tubeless tires, so this is a perfect starting point for me.

Sun Jan 06 2019

Beautiful scenery. Definitely recommend

Wed Oct 17 2018

The visitor loop is a great short little 1+ mile trail run. Gorgeous views and perfect weather!

walking
Mon Jun 25 2018

All cement trails. No issues with stroller on trail.

Tue Mar 06 2018

would be 5 stars, but dogs are only allowed at night

walking
Sun Feb 25 2018

Loved the cool breeze while walking. Plenty of restrooms throughout the walk. Cement path through lots of park area. Plenty of parking.

walking
Sat Jul 02 2016

One of my favorite places to walk after work! The path is pretty well lit and there are plenty of people out doing the same so it's a safe place to walk. Aside from being sprayed by sprinklers it's a great place to unwind and get a quick walk in!

walking
Sat Mar 05 2016

Not too crowded...nice view of the bay

road biking
3 days ago

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hiking
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road biking
13 days ago

recorded Mission Bay Trail

hiking
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