Florida Canyon Trail

EASY 73 reviews
#3 of 5 trails in

Florida Canyon Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
29 days ago

Decent trail. Needs some up keep.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike! The trail loops and is perfect if you're looking for a quick hike. Towards the end is all incline and no shade. Be prepared.

trail running
4 months ago

Decent. Not special. Every now and then a homeless man asks you for a cigarette. Makes you wonder why one would ask a runner for a cancer stick. Do smokers run/hike? So many questions...

mountain biking
8 months ago

Trail is pretty fun with a good amount of hilly areas. Crashing could mean fatal injuries in some areas due to ditches. Also the trail crosses a busy road so hope to god your amazing at frogger.

hiking
8 months ago

A decent trail, but there are many places in the middle that have water erosion and small rocks. Footing in these areas is a little iffy, with sprained ankles a possibility for those not as sure-footed.

hiking
9 months ago

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

A lot of different plants

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fun easy trail with a pretty view of Coronado bridge. Secret little stream that follows the trail.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Decent for a quick hike when you don't have a lot of time. If you're a new hiker, this is a good start. If you're an experienced hiker and have more time, choose another trail.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Meh

trail running
Friday, July 08, 2016

More useful as part of the bigger loop that goes through Balboa Park. Sometimes homeless will be hiding in the bushes, scared me and my wife one time we came across a few camped out. Other than that it is fun on its own as a challenging run!

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

first time out, everyone was very friendly, not crowded at all. 7/3/16

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

It's cool but nothing much to see. And during the trail you have to cross 2 streets.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Love this neighboring trail!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

It kinda sucks that you have to go across the street to reach the trails... plus it's hard pushing a stroller through it with all the rocks

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

I felt very uncomfortable hiking alone, which is weird being so close to the park and road. Haven't felt that any where else in my hiking journey. Came across clothing, shoes and then a few homeless people camping in the brush on the north end.

hiking
Monday, November 23, 2015

My first hike in a long time, it was awesome! Parking was easy and the trail is clearly marked for the most part. I will be back!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Easy trail lots to see

hiking
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I hike here and also mountain bike here. I have a loop I do starting on 28th street, I go south and then head west on A St towards 26th. I go North on 26th then catch the trail up towards Morley Field, up Upas and through neighborhood back to car on 28th. I have done this trail a couple hundred times.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Love this Canyon!
Numerous trails to choose from, easy to get to and mild traffic. Great little workout for hiking or mountain biking.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Really like it I bike like two or three times a week all this month usually
Start at 5:00 but with this new time changing coming up I will be trying
A bit early good exercise for me.

trail running
Friday, June 27, 2014

The start of these trails can be at a few points. One is on Morley Field Way at the bottom of the Canyon with no parking near by, one is at the base of Pershing which does have parking a short walk away and the other is at the Morley Field Tennis Courts which has a ton of parking right by the trail head. I ran the "Morley Gateway" run which was all trails, it has a short steep downhill from the Tennis Courts, crosses a street and then becomes a moderate trail run on the hill next to the Balboa Park Gardens(Rose Gardens, Cactus Gardens), at the end you wind up at the bottom of the other side of the Canyon where you cross the street again and run up a steep switchback that brings you close to the Baseball fields, from here you can run straight back to the Tennis Courts, through the baseball/archery/veladrome areas which is paved, or you can run on a couple of trail loops before finishing. I ran one loop on the trails near the Baseball fields and headed back to my car. On a Friday afternoon I saw Zero other runners/walkers on the Balboa Park Gardens side of the Canyon but probably 5 or 6 on the Mile and a half I did near the Baseball Fields.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nice little hike. There are a couple stretches where you feel completely surrounded by nature but it is pretty urban.

hiking
Sunday, August 11, 2013

The best San Diego city has to offer an awesome urban hike

hiking
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Nice and easy hike near Hillcrest. Though these trails are in the center of San Diego, the view of the canyons on both sides make you believe you are outside of the city. Great for a quick gettaway with a special someone. The best thing is that these trails on Florida canyon end at balboa park--perfect for a summer evening stroll through the park. Cross over the bridge for an amazing skyline view of downtown SD!

trail running
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Came trail running to this trail while visiting San Diego for the weekend and loved it. Not much vegetation, but a nice easy trail to run/walk. Wish I had brought my bike, it is a perfect trail for beginner bikers (like me), a few uphills but a really good work out!

mountain biking
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Good trail for a nice ride. Start at the bottom then head to Balboa Park at the top.

mountain biking
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Not bad for a quick ride or run. You will see some wildlife and it is a bit crowded, but still nice if you are close to downtown. Dogs are allowed. Be careful if biking, because there are some blind corners and it does cross the road at one point.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

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