Ho Chi Minh Trail

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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 difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

9883 La Jolla Farms Rd San Diego, CA 92037

3 days ago

This trail is definitely hard. I don't know how surfers carry their boards!! Very much worth the views and surf. The homes along this trail are fun to look at too. If you ever off to the right, going up hill provides great views, as noted by other users. I met two locals who said the trail is much more trafficked lately than in years past. The place was crawling with folks on a Saturday, but I had no trouble getting parking on the road. Google maps takes you to a large business building as the entrance - not where you want to be. Further south in the residential area is best to start at.

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10 days ago

So much fun. Kinda rough on the way down, but totally worth it!

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20 days ago

excellent ravine climb down towards the beach. some sandy rocks are quite smooth so take it slow and watch your step on the steeper downhills.

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24 days ago

Definitely not a trail for the inexperienced or faint at heart hiker. I'd say heavily trafficked, maybe because it's Sunday. No signage at all makes it challenging to navigate. Two dead ends. Certainly not a trail for wet weather.

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26 days ago

Awesome hike! Did this hike in a loop from the Torrey Pines Gliderport down to Black's Beach. It was muddy slippery at the beginning and some steep parts and cool little waterfall in the beginning.

26 days ago

Best coastal hike in the county. Start from the Gliderport, not La Jolla Farms Road. The route across the top of the cliffs is more interesting, before it cuts left and heads down through a sandstone slot canyon all the way down to the beach below. This isn't for children or dogs, all sorts of sketchy and precarious situations on this trek. Good balance and good traction footwear is a must. Watch your step!

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