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Lopez Canyon Trail is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near San Diego, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 209 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

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As of February 2019, users have reported that this trail is closed temporarily due to flooding.

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Reviews (56)
Photos (75)
Recordings (53)
Completed (118)
Sal Butera
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Hiking

Hiking the river bed to nowhere, not sure was fun. Encountered a rattlesnake ready to strike during and plucked lots of ticks after. Otherwise, nice.

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Kaho W
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HikingBugsMuddy

Sometimes I need to beat my way through the bush.

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fernando l.
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Horrible hike we had to leave the trail due to Diamond backs .,and ticks our 2 hour hike turned into a 5 hour hike., we are home still getting the ticks out of my dog and our car.

Elizabeth Lim
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Robert Berry
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RunningOver grown
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Kyle Lauter
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Hiking

Trail closed as of 2/17/2019

David Logan
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Hiking
Amanda Watson
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Hiking

Decent views of the canyon. We saw a couple deer. We took the trail that loops around near the businesses which kind of ruined the views so I don't think we'll take that route next time. With the loop it was 2.5 ish miles total

Bill Sanders
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Mountain biking

Leads down into Los Penasquitos Reserve trail.

Candice Goss
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Hiking

Urgent Update: Hikers Beware!!! My dog became infected with ticks while hiking in this canyon last January 2015. He contracted a tick disease called Anaplasmosis - which humans can get too. http://www.dogsandticks.com/diseases_and_symptoms/anaplasmosis.php

Candice Goss
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Hiking

Lovely, quiet canyon. Unfortunately, during my Hike in Lopez Canyon on January 9, 2015 my dog was infested with ticks! Hikers and pets take precaution.

Laura Coggin
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Hiking

Penasquitos Canyon was all right. We saw deer, rabbits, woodpeckers, ducks and a rattlesnake during our 2 hours from trailhead to waterfall. What i didnt like were the old nature walk signs along the trail. Some were so old and faded they couldnt be read. Once you crest up a short hill after the lopez/penasquitos split you dont hear the freeway traffic and its quite peaceful.

Sarah M.
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Hiking
First to Review

This is a nice way to explore Lopez Canyon. Good views of the canyon, good scenery. You can still hear some traffic noise, especially when close to the trailhead. No real bathrooms, only a porta-pottie. This trail would probably get boring after a few hikes. Good place to go if you want to avoid crowds because most people choose to hike Penasquitos canyon (same trailhead).

Julianna Mendez
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Hiking
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Nicole Rowan
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Hiking
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Molly Grauberger
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Hiking
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wendy waddell
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Hiking
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Kelly T.
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Hiking
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Juliane Juliane Link-Oberstar
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Hiking
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Eddie Campos
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Hiking
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Chris Carey
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Hiking
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Gabriela Nava
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Hiking
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Bobby Whitney
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Hiking
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Ritchie Gouk
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Hiking
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Tatiana Johnson
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Hiking
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Victor Walle
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Road biking
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Victor Walle
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Mountain biking
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