Portobelo Ridge Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Portobelo Ridge Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tierrasanta, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. 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
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

no shade

Almost the northwesternmost trail in Mission Trails. If you start by heading northeast and then do the loop to the left, there is a HUGE INCLINE at the end to get back to the start. Some areas are rocky and several parts are extremely narrow paths. There is only street parking, not a dedicated lot for this trail entry to the park. You can hear SR-52 for most of the trail but only see it for part of the time.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

Started off on this but ended up taking a longer route. Great views, very well signed, easy parking but no cover to speak of (as are most hikes in this area - so to be expected) and lots of mountain bikers. Watch those corners! All in all a pretty good way to spend a Saturday morning.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago