Santee Lakes Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santee, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 68 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

paved

views

wildlife

closed

fee

no dogs

NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Parking Fee: $5 Note: Pets are not allowed at the lake unless you are staying at the campgrounds and even then there is limited designated area where you can have them.

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1 month ago

Trail is currently closed due to Covid-19. Its for resident and registered visitors only

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1 month ago

Trail is closed for day use due to covid19

A beautiful and scenic paved hike. $4 entry fee.

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11 months ago

Super easy walk but very nice

Fri Feb 22 2019

santee lakes is always pretty

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Mon Nov 26 2018

This was a beautiful walk around the Santee Lakes. We were surprised to have such a nice park in our backyard and never know about it. You do have to pay $5 for parking. It is not possible to walk around Lake #1 as shown in the trail. There is a fence blocking it from a complete loop. Once you get to lakes 6 & 7 you are on the camp grounds, still nice, but not on the waters edge. Also as you leave the camp grounds and come back along the edge of the lake there is no more pavement, we were able to get by in the stroller, but would not go that far if you have one. Another important note is that pets are not allowed at the lake unless you are staying at the campgrounds and even then there is limited designated area where you can have them. Overall this was a nice walk and we will be back, probably having a BBQ or two as well.

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Sat Nov 17 2018

Dogs are allowed around Lake 6 & 7 on leash But other areas of loop they are not allowed. Around Lake 6 & 7 is crashed garnet so it’s not hard to walk on or muddy. There are some bigger rocks on the path of lake 6 so I find it a little more difficult to walk.

Wed May 16 2018

This was a beautiful walk around a set of 7 lakes. Note you cannot walk around lake 1 though. Be prepared to pay $3-$6 for entrance via car. We did see a gate that leads out to the neighborhood, so you could park for free on the street and walk in. Lots of picnic areas. General store and food stand with hot dogs and burgers. Paddle boats and bike surreys for rent.

Sun Oct 08 2017

Nice place

walking
Thu Nov 24 2016

Fun place to go explore and look around.

Thu May 19 2016

Great for a nice walk. Beautiful & has a lot of activities and playgrounds for kids.

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