Los Penasquitos Canyon (from Lopez Canyon)

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Los Penasquitos Canyon (from Lopez Canyon) is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features a waterfall 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.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

waterfall

muddy

9 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

The sign at the beginning of the trail say that the waterfall is 2.7 miles in, but our GPS clocked it at 3.27. Not a lot of distance, but on a hot day like today it mattered. Nice easy trail, with nice views and water in several spots.

hiking
4 days ago

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9 days ago

Great hike- worth the view at the end. The waterfall was great.

9 days ago

Best when the water is flowing good.

hiking
9 days ago

mountain biking
11 days ago

Nice area to explore, especially the waterfall after a rain.

hiking
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mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

went to the South Side it was more difficult than I thought make sure you take the trail and not the one towards the canyon because you have a choice to go left or right and we went the wrong way first (Right) and probably 2 miles out of our way it was pretty hot and the hike was pretty far three miles up and down Rocky trails we forgot to bring water which was a bad idea the waterfall was cooler than I thought it was going to be! busy with kids thro

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained and interesting trail close to home. It can get busy on the weekend but the crowds can be avoided on the Northern end.