Ho Chi Minh Trail

MODERATE 143 reviews
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Ho Chi Minh Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Jolla, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

9883 La Jolla Farms Rd San Diego, CA 92037

hiking
13 days ago

For locals only unless you are experienced! The path is eroding away, so hike at own risk! Have fun though!!

15 days ago

Has eroded a little bit since the last time I did it. Wear shoes with good traction!

hiking
1 month ago

It was such a beautiful view from top to bottom of the hike. But due to the rain and mud slides I would suggest waiting a week or so because my partner and I both slid down a few muddy hills...still worth it :-)

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging, but not strenuous at all. Mostly all downhill to the beach. We took our shoes off halfway because some parts of the trail are so sketchy that it was safer to walk through the water. You will slip at least once, with good shoes or no shoes. I would not want to hike back up this route and we did not—there’s a way to go back up via the main road.

rock climbing
1 month ago

Get off the beaten path and find the hidden goat trails. This is where you will get your sweat on. This is some serious sand stone no traction slip away from everything you step onto. Know your limitations!!!

1 month ago

Agree with those saying this trail can be risky at points. It's not clear which is the best path to take at times as well but isn't that part of the fun. Do wear shoes with traction--i wore birkenstocks and slipped at several points. My bad, of course, in not being prepared.

2 months ago

Definitely challenging, but completely worth it !

Absolutely adore it

hiking
2 months ago

Have to be careful but was a great little hike.

hiking
3 months ago

I loved this trail. It can be difficult in spots. Wear good hiking shoes. The path is narrow and slippery in some places. The scenery is beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Kind of dangerous but definitely exciting. So different from the other hikes I had done before!

3 months ago

Beautiful views! A little narrow and on the edge at times. My husband and I wore tennis shoes and thought it helped. There's lose dirt through out the trail that can contribute to slipping so just be very careful. The view and the beach at the end is worth it.

4 months ago

Wear shoes with lots of tread, overall beautiful trail!

4 months ago

Although the scenery is very beautiful, due to the fact that this trail is not maintained, it has eroded and become dangerous at at least one point. It should be reclassified as "difficult" or removed from this list entirely. I myself slipped and almost fell into a ravine, hanging by one hand and luckily got pulled up by two other hikers before my arm gave way. If you must hike this trail, make sure you have hiking shoes or boots with very good traction.

5 months ago

Love love love ❤️

5 months ago

A very nice short hike! the beach is very peaceful and quiet. it is a challenge though so be prepared!

5 months ago

great trail through eroded sandstone Clif. Very difficult.

6 months ago

Great little trail. Very "slippery" from loose sand. Many people went barefoot. Hiking sandals would be best. Take your beach stuff and hang out at the beach for a while. We went around 1/2 and watched dolphins for about and hour. A quarter mile down is blacks beach/nude beach.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike for a beautiful day. The hike is definitely moderate and in some spots the trail is very narrow and scary. Cool to watch the hang gliders and all the nudists on the beach. Wear sunglasses or they may think you're staring :-P

6 months ago

A hidden treasure, the view is amazing!!! It is breathtaking.

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