Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail

EASY 366 reviews

Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail is a 7 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.

7.0 miles 187 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

This is a generally flat hike that you can make as long or as short as you like. There are runners, walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and people of all sorts on this shady and sunny walk. The trails are well maintained and marked. You can stay on the main drag or jog off on the single lane trails that always eventually meet up with the two main trails.

hiking
23 hours ago

hiking
23 hours ago

NOTE: $3 for parking, cash only - no change

Streams, waterfall. About 7 miles roundtrip. Several side paths that all lead you back to the main path. Green all around, wide path, dogs on leash allowed.

Strollers (jogging) and mountain bikes. Kids and dog loves it. If you want to play on the water fall, bring change of shoes.

walking
1 day ago

very easy but long. love the water fall

hiking
2 days ago

2 days ago

4 stars only because of the flowing river and views at the end. Pretty flat trail which I'm ok with but 7miles of it will get a little old. Luckily I had great company and there were tons of dogs splashing around in the pools. Trail runners would love this hike.

2 days ago

walking
3 days ago

Very calm and pleasant.

hiking
8 days ago

8 days ago

8 days ago

8 days ago

The lush was absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't do this hike however if it's your first time in San Diego. The waterfall is not really a waterfall, and the canyon is not what you would expect listed as a canyon. NO CANYON features. The walk is rather long on completely flat slope. If you want to RUN this is a good flat trail for a nice jog.

9 days ago

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hiking
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