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Oak Canyon

MODERATE 226 reviews

Oak Canyon is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 265 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

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bugs
2 days ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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no shade
1 month ago

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no shade
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2 months ago

First half is nice. Wild terrain away from city with steep incline. Second half truck and emergency vehicle roads capped by a stretch of paved road. Stick to the other fortuna hikes.

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rocky
2 months ago

very nice lightly trafficked trail.

4 months ago

this trail is gorgeous -- well kept, and mostly easy-to-follow trail markers. I would rate it low on the "moderate" level tho (almost easy). It would be a fun one for kids because of the stream, the damn, and all the big rocks and trees for climbing.

5 months ago

Did this easy hike when it was lightly sprinkling and there was absolutely no one on the trail. Very lush and green, absolutely beautiful! While following a rocky creek, you'll pass at least 5 small foot bridges and climb over some rocks. Follow the trail shown by this app otherwise it's easy to go off onto a different route. A fairly easy trail which does have a tendency to get busy. I just got lucky.

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5 months ago

kids loved it (3,5 and 6 months). could hear lots of snakes

This was a great hike. A lot of up and downs/rollers. Very challenging, little to no shade. Highly recommend. Start early and carry at least 2.5 liters of water.

This is an absolutely beautiful hike. So much greenery to enjoy and the seasonal streams. Fun for the whole family. Would recommend going in the early morning hours before the trails get too busy. For about half of this hike there’s a lot of shaded trees giving some sun protection but in the grasslands area there’s no shade so be prepared with some sunblock and extra water.

6 months ago

Very beautiful and good for kids too!

Still plenty of flowing water and the hills are so green!

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6 months ago

Very nice, lots of water, flowers and shade!

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6 months ago

Easy hike! Beautiful flowers. Love the variety-rolling hills, boulders by a stream, some bushy areas. Fairly busy.

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rocky
6 months ago

This trail was a blast! You’re by the small river the entire time, and the view is lovely. Great for beginners like myself! Will definitely return to see more flowers and build better stamina climbing the rocks!

Absolutely beautiful views on this trail! Perfect time of year for lots of greenery and wild flowers.

Amazing trail lots of flowers and waterfalls due to all the rain.Made this wonderful trail even more spectacular.

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7 months ago

Right now the canyon is so green with hillsides covered with beautiful poppies and other wildflowers. Waterfall is running nice too. Nice, easy hike.

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muddy
7 months ago

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7 months ago

awesome trail

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8 months ago

Beautiful trail right now. flowing water and very green. the rock scrambling at some points proved difficult with a toddler in a hiking pack, but we made it pretty smoothly.

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muddy
8 months ago

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Great 2-3 hour hike following the water! Some good geocaching in the area as well.

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16 days ago

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