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Kumeyaay Lake Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 55 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Lake

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Note: Sections of the trail can be CLOSED due to flooding. Please check with the park page for more information.

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Reviews (114)
Photos (113)
Recordings (110)
Completed (278)
Julianna Martinez
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Darleen Ledbetter
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Hiking

Super kid and dog friendly.

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Elizabeth Jarvis
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Hiking

This trail was a great family hike with my 8 year old. We saw rabbits, lizards, ducks, insects, butterflies, and birds.

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Laura Detmar
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HikingBridge outFlooded

nice short walk for dog trail

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Tom Lynch
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Easy hike to lakes. Started from East Fortuna Staging Area. Added portions of Canyon Trail and Grasslands to the hike.

John Scampone
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Hiking

1.9 mile hike

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Tiffani Gottschalk
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Brad Trusso
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Andrew Ybarrondo
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HikingOver grown

Nice for the family. If you head right on the trail it doesent connect all the way around your he loop due to overgrowth and gate. But heading left it is a nice hike, mostly flat with water and shade. Really quick hike.

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Jennifer Nieves
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Hiking

Cute trail. About 85% shade. The lake is so peaceful. Barely anyone on the trail. Just wish the other part of the lake wasn't closed off.

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Suelem Olivas-Guerrero
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Hiking

Loved it’s perfect! Super pretty view!!!

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Laura Emerson
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Hiking

Nice easy loop with lots of nature around. At least half of trail was shaded by trees, which really made it cooler on this 90 degree day. We hiked clockwise first, then repeated the opposite way. Super enjoyable,

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Shauna Robeson
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HikingOver grown

Easy stroll. Nice views but much of the lake is obscured by tall reeds. Still a nice walk and several spots open for lake views. Many monarchs out the day I went.

Elaine Flores
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HikingOver grown

slightly overgrown in the outermost trail. it's not really 1.8 miles unless you do the loop around the lake twice.

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Big Moose
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Hiking

super easy trail. access to restrooms. wish the trail completed a loop around the lake. back side of trail is closed. still able to loop but only half way.

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Adam Rowlands
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Hiking

Water is too high to make complete loop of the lake right now.

Rosey Alfonso
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HikingBugsMuddy

This was my very first trail ever completed. Super easy! We went a nice sunny day with s cool breeze. My dog loved it she ever went into the lake a little bit

Daniel Kusper
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Hiking

Another great day. There is about 3 feet of water on either side of the bridge. Gonna have to jump if you don’t want feet getting wet.

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Sharon Martin
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Jordan W
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Walking

Currently a .5 mile loop as the floating bridge is out (you do have to cross about a 3 foot log over some water but I was able to do it with a stroller. Very easy & there’s a handrail). Ground was a little wet from all the rain but not too muddy.

Daniel Kusper
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Hiking

Living close to Mission Trails, I really enjoyed this loop. Since it was my first time at the lake I went all the way to the closed portion of the gate and back to check it out. Currently there is a "seasonal" floating dock on the lake and you are able to cross and make the loop around the entrance point. Great place for a quick walk with the pup / kids. Parking is free but you do need to checkin with the ranger on the way in since it is also a campground.

Jenna S
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Walking

Pretty, easy, and shaded walk!

Chris&ceci Bently
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Hiking

It was a nice walk easy for a good run. But it is not a loop. We was expecting a loop, we had a hard time finding a way back to the car because we did not want to turn around.

Leah Miller
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Though beautiful, it's very misleading, it was not a loop trail. It was blocked off

Ashley Lewis
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Contrary to the description, this trail is not a loop. We were expecting to walk around the whole lake, only to be disappointed 1/3 mile in to find a chain link fence ending the trail. The lake is barely visible for most of the trail, making it much less interesting for my kids than I'd hoped. Big bummer. I wish we had done the Mission Trails visitor center loop instead.

Joey V
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much of the trail is closed right now

David Worcester
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Muddy after the rain but no one was there so good place to get away.

Joy Hamm
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Hiking

part of the loop is closed.

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