Los Penasquitos Canyon (from Lopez Canyon)

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Los Penasquitos Canyon (from Lopez Canyon) is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked loop 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
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

waterfall

muddy

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Went hiking here last weekend, lots of people on the trail mostly bikers make sure to be here early. Most of the trail is loose dirt and pebbles/rocks which makes it harder to get through. There is a few nice nature views although the "waterfall" half way through is just a creek. Its an okay hike easy/moderate because of the length... bring plenty of water!

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Easy trail, but lots of direct sun on main trail. I wouldn't say it had a waterfall though, more like water tumbling over rocks. The side trails were gorgeous, with lots of shade, especially near the stream. You can park on the side of the road or pay the parking fee in the main lot.