Grasslands Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
A pleasant and peaceful hike. The stream surprised us and was so neat. Would def do it again and plan to wade in the water a little bit. Easy with a kid in a carrier
Surprisingly nice trail. Half of the trail is flat and open, half runs along a stream, so lots of shade for that part. Since the rain last week, some of the trail is partially flooded, so expect your feet to get wet. Little bit of rocky terrain by the stream. Would rate this as easy/moderate, especially with the minimal elevation change. Watch out for poison oak when near the stream!
Beautiful scenery, especially in winter. I wouldn't call this trail moderate - especially when compared to Cowels or Iron Mountain (also listed as moderate). Good hike/walk for beginner/intermediate hikers - just watch for rattlers during the warmer summer months!