Oak Canyon to Grasslands Trail

EASY 108 reviews

Oak Canyon to Grasslands Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features a river 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.

6.8 miles 885 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
39 minutes ago

1 day ago

There was a good variety of trails of varying length and difficulty level. The river area was amazing. The wildflowers were beautiful. I would avoid this hike in the summer. Be aware that the long paved path (Father Junipera Serra) does not lead to the better elements of the hike.

walking
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hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Fun trail this time of year with flowing water down the canyon and lots of wildflowers (and a couple of rattlesnakes, so beware). Distance is not 6.8--it is more like 3,5 from this starting point, at most. Fun hike

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Great little trail.. really nice with the sounds of rushing water and birds chirping

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hiking
27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Very scenic and an easy hike.

hiking
28 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Easy trail but watch for trail markers. You could easily go off on one of the other trails/loops if you are not paying attention or know where you are going. You can hear the creek water the whole first half of the hike. :)
I'm not sure why it says it is a 6.8 mile hike. I followed the trail and it is actually 4.7 miles.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Really awesome place to go hike. They have trails for everyone. I find it really easy to park outside the visitor center and walk towards the dam. Best part is when you first arrive you see these huge rocks, if you walk down the dam trail you actually find a trail that leads you to these rocks you can climb.