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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
I've tried to hike this twice already and it says closed due to rain, unstable terrain, etc.. thank you for the shortcut! I will attempt it sometime this weekend! :)
Very fun, fast trail for running. Pretty flat and has many side trails for detours. Have never been on a weekend.