Lower Otay Lake

EASY 82 reviews

Lower Otay Lake is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Chula Vista, California. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.3 miles
104 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running



2 hours ago

Beautiful trail with tons of things to see and cool little bridges mostly for the bikers but some to get through little pockets of water or weeds. Honestly an amazing hike especially since it’s so close to the lake for about 90% of the trail, new favorite spot close to home! One thing to keep in mind, since it is a hiking trail as well, just make sure if you’re hiking or running you keep an eye out for bikers, while there’s a ton of smaller trails that offer bikers access to an alternative route there’s just some areas you need to keep an eye out cause the path is a bit smaller. Overall super happy i found this place :)

27 days ago


3 months ago

It's a nice easy trail I've walked both sides of the lake the west side is much more fun

mountain biking
4 months ago

One of my favorite trails to mtb on and take it easy. Not too much uphill or downhill. Most of this trail is leg work. It's also mostly single track and includes some pretty fun obstacles; like multiple single track bridges slightly over swampy area, and some small jumps here and there.

5 months ago

Only did half the trail started at the mountain hawk park. Extremely easy walk. I think it would be great for biking.

7 months ago

Nice easy scenic walk not hard at all

trail running
8 months ago

8 months ago

Good trail for beginners or for short rides. Really overgrown due to the recent rain.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great trail for beginners, a lot of fun

trail running
11 months ago

Great for jogging with your dog! Can get muddy from the rain but it's very peaceful and a good variety of terrain with slight moderation.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Liked the longer distance. Did not like the garbage and broken trees along trail. Currently also has quite a bit of muddy spots due to our recent rains. Some parts w wooden bridges need repair.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Great for mountain bikes and dog friendly.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Out walking the doggies today! Extremely muddy so I had to alter the route for today.

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Good trail for mountain biking, easy, fun nice and peaceful. Had a great time

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nice, long-ish walk; in one way and back the same way with a few splits off the trail to break it up. Looks like a fun bike trail. Little bridges throughout. Found a rope swing along the route. Took a couple hours to complete. Go through the tunnel at the end of the trail before going back, for a little artistic treat.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

It has some good views on a clear day. Nice for a moment to get out of the house for a couple hours.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

So beautiful

mountain biking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Went there with my two young kids and we have a good time, the path is easy and fun for beginners, nice ride nice view.

mountain biking
Monday, May 16, 2016

My wife and my first time riding at Lower Otay Lake and we had a lot of fun. The occasional wood bridge and small jumps kept things interesting and had us laughing. We'll definitely be back.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

good trail....ups and downs...not to difficult.

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