Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

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
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trail running
6 days ago

I like more of a challenge more hills and stuff this was all flat land. Pretty active with people, the waterfall at the end it's that much of a wow. There's a lot of rocks on the trail so wear proper foot wear. If you get there late be sure to leave by 8pm the gate closes you also have to pay $3 for parking and if you don't pay the $3 and get a pink slip ... they can send you a $50 ticket

hiking
7 days ago

Pleasant, flat trail that passes by a little waterfall during loop. Fun trail to hit for a quick out-and-back in the evening. A snack and 2L water should be just fine for this one. Trailer runners or hiking boots will serve you equally well.

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hiking
21 days ago

great mellow trails with few incline and declines, as long as you have a map, or a good sense of direction any person can have a great hike here. one of my favorites by far.

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