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Green Valley Truck Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Poway, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, nature trips, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 101 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Running River Wild flowers Wildlife
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Facilities

This wide, dirt trail is the first section of the trail to Ramona Dam and Ramona Lake. Accessibility: The trail surface is dirt with some loose gravel. It is typically at least five feet wide. The surface may be bumpy or have ruts in the dirt section. The average grade is 4% but it gets steeper, with the steepest grade up to 10% from about 1.4 to 2.4 miles. The beginning of this section has been marked on the map with a waypoint. Manual wheelchair and stroller users might require assistance with the steep sections or prefer to turn around when the grade gets steeper. Just the accessible portion of this trail can be seen on its own trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/green-valley-truck-accessible

There are not bathrooms at the beginning by the parking area but if you continue on this trail a bit further past this map, there are bathrooms along the trail.

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Donna Scott
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Sonny Dye
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Omar Awad
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Hiking

Good shade, short hike.

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Danielle SCHNEIDER
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Hiking

Beautiful trail in terms of scenery. Much of the trail is a road. Moderate number of hikers but plenty of room to social distance. Lots of large, mature coastal oaks.

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Tashia Fickas
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Hiking

nice and green don't park anywhere on the street or you get a big ticket

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jerry stephenson
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Hiking

lake Poway doesn't open early so I parked at blue sky and hike up to Lake Poway, then joined Mt Woodson trail. crowded at top even early.

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Edson Muzada
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Elizabeth Best
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Walking

Walked the Torretto Outlook Trail and then the Green Valley Truck Trail (GVTT) to Creekside Trail, back on GVTT. The Outlook Trail is currently one way, starting in the parking lot, past the amphitheater, and ending at the GVTT. The Creekside Trail is also one way starting at the west access point and ending at the east access point. We missed the note that dogs are not allowed on the Creekside Trail (at least at the moment). Groups are requested to walk single file on the right to allow for social distancing when passing other groups. Parking didn't seem to have any limits. The Outlook Trail is in full sun and was quite hot for our dog. We ended up carrying her to a shady spot, just to be safe. There are warning signs it can be quite hot for dogs in these areas. GVTT varies from full to partial sun and the Creekside Trail is mostly full shade. Creekside trail has warnings for poison oak.

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J C
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Hiking

I enjoy walking through the old oak tree grove area and there are many trails around the reserve in general...nice views, and a nice hike over to Lake Poway way as well.

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Bub Elliot
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Lots of people on trail coming out from quarantine, but nice and easy.

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Kalyna Lesyna
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Just wanted to let people know that this trail is now open again. However, the parking is limited to half of the capacity.

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David Plamondon
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Hiking

This was a very nice hike, watch your all- trails closely many of the side trail can be missed. The Ramona lake route brings you thru deep brush and a locals street and a couple gated areas, houses and a burned area.. Etc I’d guess the peak monument marker was removed. We did it on a cool but day and humid day. Have fun.

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Elizabeth de Moya
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This is one of my favorite trails in Poway because it's one of the best old groves of oak trees, and there are good facilities. A lot of people go walking with friends and family there.

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Tim Barrett
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Hiking

Great trail mostly shaded very dog friendly and lots of spur trails. One of our favorite local hikes

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Michelle McKinney
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Hiking

This is a well-cared for trail...signs identifying flowers and tree species, docent tours...there's even an upcoming scavenger hunt! Make sure to take a photo on your phone of the trail...there are some side jaunts and connections to other trails that are a pinch confusing for first-timers.

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Veronica White
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Hiking

Easy trail. My dogs really enjoyed it.

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Blake Miller
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Hiking

Decent hike for the whole family.

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Brandy Gonzales
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Hiking

This is great! Easy, open, easy to find parking!

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Gaya B
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Hiking

It's very scenic. Beautiful vegetation. Loved the greenary.

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Rachel Krechnyak
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Hiking

This trail is moderate in difficulty. Beautiful shaded trail through the woods that leads to an unshaded part of the trail which leads to Lake Poway or lake Ramona. Watch out for bee swarms and rattlesnakes.

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Vera Bianca
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Easy trail. shade.

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Robert Doane-Solomon
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Hiking

Lovely trail. Did it in the middle of the day on a Tuesday and saw maximum 10 people. Wonderful wildflowers on the slope up to the dam right now!

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Amber rae
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Hiking

Beautiful . Lots of woodpeckers and shade.

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Patsy Moore
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Hiking

Do not park on the road out side of the trail entrance. It’s a Poway City ticket trap. There were about 20 plus cars ticketed today for parking in a bike lane that looks like extra parking. The bike lane is wide enough to be extra parking and everyone thinks that. There are no signs anywhere saying do not park. It’s not nice what Poway is doing there. People go on a wonderful hike to come back to a ticket. The hike is great. Trails are wide. Dogs are on leashes. Just please leave if you can’t get a parking spot. Not worth hiking there to come back to a ticket.

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tanya douglas
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Fishing

Took some pole with us and fished, went for a dip after that last stretch incline. Fun hike, shade and not much traffic at all. Recommended

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Dana Marie
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Hiking

Not much to see but a good cardio workout, especially the last 1/3. Up, up, up!

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Diane Tkachuk
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First time here, did a short version due to the heat but real enjoyable. Hiked with Leah, JP and Tyler.

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Gwendal Le Fol
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Great mix of length and slope, with interesting things to see. Go beyond the dam and you'll find banana trees and bee hives..

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Michele Adams
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I absolutely loathed this one. I wouldn’t call this a hike. The walk from the parking lot to the reserve is a very nice and shaded stroll...but it opens to a very exposed reserve. Its very dusty and steep at times. Its a rather short trek and the end is very steep pavement that ends at the fenced off reservoir. The views aren't worth the strain, you're better off going to the park a little ways down the road where there are multiple trails between Mt. Woodson and Lake Romona.

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