San Clemente Canyon Trail

EASY 125 reviews

San Clemente Canyon Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California 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.

2.7 miles
98 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running


5 days ago

Trails aren’t well marked and lots of rock along the trail. However, the scenery is pretty and it’s not too crowded.

4 months ago

This was a nice quick hike the area is nice and thare was some shade along the trail.

5 months ago

Typical San Diego Canyon. Nothing exciting to look at and lots of river rock to roll your ankle on. Trails aren't well marked so we ended up taking the wrong one back to the parking lot.

7 months ago

Great spot for walking , lots of small rocks on the way , different trials to explore !!!!

7 months ago

A well defined trail. Lots of road nose, but that's to be expected. Kid friendly, but not exactly stroller friendly, some small sections are covered in small rocks. This trail is good for a nice relaxing walk.

8 months ago

Nice and easy trail. There's a steam too.

11 months ago

Great find!

11 months ago

this hike was more of a moderate hike. A lot of having to bend over to get under branches that have grown over the trail. Also there is poison ivy down by the river so be careful down in that area.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This was a fun, easy hike following some rain. On the cobb trail, I spotted two bobcats !

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Easy walk. Pretty trail, with fairly good shade. Main drawback is noise from the nearby freeway.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Easy hike with a nice rocky climb at the half way mark... Took 2 chihuahuas and they walked the whole trail...

Friday, July 01, 2016

Very pretty, but right now there is a section that has some very aggressive bees. We got stung multiple times on two different occasions in the same place - east of Genesee, on the south side of the creek just before Biltmore Trail.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

More of a walk, next to the freeway the whole time. Lots of poison oak and bees.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

nice hike with diverse scenery. Very green lots of spring flowers. But you are next to the highway most of the time and can hear the highway noise.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Super pretty easy hike that runs along a little creek. Easy to get to, there are bathrooms a parking lot and a clear trailhead. The only thing is it runs along the freeway so you can hear the noise

mountain biking
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Not bad for a walk in the park, or just going for a run. Not the most entertaining place for a mountain bike though. Some fun technical stuff, and some more expert type terrain is available too, but there certainly isn't very much. Was a well maintained area though.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Even though there's significant freeway noise from Hwy 52, this is an enjoyable place to cool off under a canopy of sycamores and oaks in the city. Easy walking with a couple of water crossings in rainier seasons. Make sure you lock your car. Good place to introduce kids to hiking because the trail is short and relatively flat.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pretty hike but would recommend some music headphones cuz the 52 is annoyingly loud.... Also, as shown is not even close to 6.0 miles????

Monday, February 10, 2014

Nice hike. Included the side to the west of Genesse and went out to the railroad tracks next to the five. Also recommend going up Cobb street and Stanley trails for some great side hikes. We got in an 8-9 mile hike with the above additions. Aside from the constant traffic noise from the 52, it was a very enjoyable hike.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

We weren't so impressed as you hear the hum of the traffic as you walk and the trails are not clearly marked.

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