San Diego Aqueduct via San Diego River Crossing Trail

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San Diego Aqueduct via San Diego River Crossing Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 770 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

views

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

hiking
closed
flooded
rocky
scramble
washed out
8 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

No dogs allowed on trail during the day? Seriously?

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

Did this with 5 little ones 8 months to 9 years and a grandma. Didn't see much water and the hill after the crossing was steep. The kids made it with hardly any complaining. bring LOTS of water.

bridge out
muddy
off trail
rocky
9 months ago

we weren't able to do the whole trail exactly because the river was Way too high & fast (even without our pups with us). a lil muddy, had to wade through & around the edge of a few creek overflows to get back to actual trail (it Has been raining quite a bit the last few weeks). still, a very nice hike, particularly when neither of us had done so in quite a while. good practice trail if you want to get back into hiking (enough challenge to make it fun but not overly taxing)

10 months ago

The trails here are weaving and winding and you can almost take any trail here anywhere you want and it'll be pretty easy to find your way back to wherever you parked. I didn't go super far because I had my niece but it was a nice walk with some hills and some views.

hiking
10 months ago

I was lucky enough to reach the creek when someone who knew a safer place to cross although it required going through thick wooded area and crossed over a fallen tree.

hiking
bridge out
10 months ago

River crossing was a little wet today, but not too bad. Trail was in great shape.

mountain biking
11 months ago

After the river crossing, the road was steep and gravelly (very washed out from the recent rain and I had to walk part of it). Great view of South Fortuna peak and the hikers attempting the stairway to heaven trail to the top (no bikes here). Also descended South Trail to some picnic grounds and up for the loop (this was very technical and fun but exhausting). Then descended back down hill (whoopee!) toward the river crossing and to the visitor center.

hiking
20 days ago

mountain biking
23 days ago

mountain biking
23 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

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