Diamond Canyon Bridgeview Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Diamond Canyon Bridgeview Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dimond District, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
580 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

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Diamond Canyon - Bridgeview Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail with a variety of scenery and wildlife, surprised to find that it's labeled as "good for all skill levels" when most of it was jumping from rock to rock up the creek. A lady hiking with us had to carry her ~15lb dog the whole way as it wouldn't have made it on its own. The redwoods at the entrance to the trail are spectacular, and despite being treacherous the creek portion was a blast.

hiking
8 months ago

I tried to do this hike in March at the tail end of the rainy season and the stretch of Dimond Bridgeview that runs along Sausal creek was impassable. So I did a modified version by taking Old Canyon trail on the north side of the creek. It was still a nice hike, but it would be better during the summer months.

I parked at the trail entrance along Monterey Blvd. The track shows the trail starting at the tunnel under highway 13 that connects with Joaquin Miller Park. If you want to do a longer hike, you can go through the tunnel and hike the Palos Coloradas trail too, which is one of my favorites.

The first half mile of the this trail takes you over a bridge, up a hill, and adjacent to the golf course. You'll pass by a bunch of tree swings that look suitable for kids. Then you'll arrive at a marker where you'll turn right and go down the hill via a series of switchbacks.

At the bottom of the hill, you can either go up the hill on the other side to Old Canyon trail or follow the creek for Dimond Bridgeview. The latter was not an option for me with the water level being so high. Old Canyon continues on along the hillside up from the creek.

You'll go under the Leimert Blvd bridge and reach another intersection. Going straight will take you to Benevides Ave. Going left takes you back down to the creek and Diamond Bridgeview Trail. Once you reach the creek, you want to cross it and go right. There's a board and some rocks that allow you to get across.

After that, the trail takes you right to Dimond Park. You'll have to cross El Centro Ave, but it's pretty straightforward.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015