Inaja Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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Inaja Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

Directions from San Diego, CA: Take Interstate 8 east to Highway 67. Follow Hwy. 67 north to Ramona and the junction with Hwy. 78. Follow Hwy. 78 east to Santa Ysabel and then continue east on Hwy. 78 about 1 mile to the Inaja Memorial Picnic Area.

hiking
2 months ago

Multiple trails offer loops of various length and difficulty, most of which are short and steep. Great views from nearly everywhere, especially on the summit. Conveniently located right off the highway, definitely worth a stop.

birding
3 months ago

This was one of the easiest hikes I've done lately. The views of the gorge were beautiful, the boulders available for some extra fun were easily climbable - great time rock hopping and bird watching but to call it a "hike" is a stretch. Easy way to kill 45-50 minutes but also some great spots to post up and read a book for the afternoon.

3 months ago

Easy scenic walk.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail needs to be trimmed in some spots and has some steep areas. I wouldn't recommend for anyone who wants to bring a stroller. beautiful views though for such a small hiking trail.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Easy and peaceful. Just what I was looking for.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A great easy warm up for someone like me who is just getting into hiking. I saw a family here too, good little exploration for kids.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I always stop here to get out and stretch, enjoy the view and peace and have a picnic. I don't really consider it hiking but more of a cool little loop and nice place to hang out

hiking
Monday, April 21, 2014

This trail is easily accessible and available to walk all year round, excepting the visit of occasional winter storms. It has a sunny inviting atmosphere. Listen to your feet crunch rhythmically upon the decomposed granite path. A place to sit and contemplate on beautiful granite boulder outlooks, high above a verdant stream bed. It is a welcoming gem amid the wild chaparral of the San Diego County mountains.

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

This is a perfect get out and stretch you legs hike. It has some great views too.

nature trips
Monday, February 18, 2013

This is a great trail for the family, it will take about 30 minutes to do the loop, but if you want a hard trail you can follow the picnic benches and go down to the San Diego River. This trail going down has 3 water falls, 2 50 foot and 1 100 foot after rains or snow melt, this trail test you to your limits and not for beginners, you will get hurt. If going solo being about 30 feet of line to lower you pack, and boots should be used, also have hiking poles or stick.

hiking
Monday, March 14, 2011

good place to have a picnic,

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