Lower Otay Reservoir: East Side is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chula Vista, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain121 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingBird watchingRunningLakeViewsWildlife
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Lake views, Mountain views, Eucalyptus groves and scrub brush. Trail is well marked, hard packed, mostly flat with some inclines and some rocks on trail (watch footing with small children). Some gully crossings where you may experience water in rainy season. Several trail spurs to access lakeside fishing on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Dogs OK on leash. Year round access. Summertime is very warm start in the a.m. and bring water.

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Joaquin Briones
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Hiking

Too hot at 12PM.

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Denise Fick
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Lots of trash, it was clean when I was here a few weeks ago

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James Camacho
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Ronnie Ramos
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Hiking

The trail was in good condition, especially after the recent rain. Pretty easy hike, no hills. Definitely will be doing it again soon!

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Chris jcob
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Charly Nevarez
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Chris jcob
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Denise Fick
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Nice quiet trail. Parking is across the street from the trailhead. Some rocky areas. It was muddy because of yesterday’s rain and the mud feels like you’re sinking in, so boots are better. Mostly flat so an easy hike.

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Steven Holland
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Elizabeth E
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Hiking

We went on a Monday and it was perfect, we only saw two groups of bikers and a few hikers. Unfortunately there is trash along the lake. We filled up one bag with trash, mainly plastic bottles. Please people don’t litter.

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Clint Crowe
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Chris jcob
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Chris jcob
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Brent De Vries
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Hiking

Oops forgot to record 1st half. Quite a nice hike.

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AllTrails User
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Randy Gatchalian
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Rocky, narrow, and quiet

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Ariel Ollier
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Hiking

Nice hike around the lake. Plenty of shade.

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Sophia Sanchez
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Walking

Nice family walk with the dogs

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Arny Arnulfo
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Ringo Langley
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Mountain biking

Beautiful day for a ride. Working to regain my trail skills, instincts, and endurance.

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Dee Av
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Hiking

If you come in the evening you’ll for sure see tarantulas! Saw 8 tarantulas and a rattle snake

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Ringo Langley
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Mountain biking

Fun, dusty work. Cool clear skies. Love it! Send it!

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Marcus Carmona
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Mountain bikingOver grown
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Nichole Sellers
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Hiking

Beautiful area - trail is mixed use hiking and biking - some areas muddy and washed out / but still workable! Great hike!

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Christine Anderson
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Adriana Rosa
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HikingFloodedMuddyOff trailWashed out
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Alejandra Chagollan
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