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Seven Bridge Walk is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 485 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

City walk

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c.w. l.
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Hiking

Route has 5 star potential but various issues and hard to follow. It misses Park Blvd bridge, and you should take a long break with the rose and cactus gardens instead of going to the parking lot—No need to go down park Blvd from there unless that’s where you are parked. The canyon part is a bit blown out. India street to there is messed up and goes through a private residential complex. Many nice views and a fun one though. Many nice spots to eat on the path or nearby too.

Javier Salazar
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Walking

Not great at all

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James K
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Hiking

The Seven Bridge Walk is actually Eight! I’m the inventor! Really great walk through the city including Victorian and craftsman houses, rose garden, succulent garden, Balboa Park, views of downtown, San Diego harbor, and Point Loma! 1. Hwy 163 bridge 2. Uni Heights Bridge 3. Hillcrest North Park Bridge 4. Park Bridge 5. Cabrillo Bridge 6. First Ave Bridge 7. Quince St Bridge 8. Spruce St Bridge You’re welcome!

Joel Allen
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Hiking

We had dogs and it was a little warm so we only did a few bridges. The neighborhoods were just as good, if not better <3 those old houses

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Aaron Estrada
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Hiking

My first time using this app! It was a nice walk/hike I’ve always wanted to do. It’s more walk than hike TBH maybe I’d do this in the morning so you’re not walking back to your car all late at night!

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Sarah O'Connor
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I personally loved the idea of a trail through a city, but it’s definitely more a nice walk than a “hike”. I’m planning on keeping it in mind for any friends visiting San Diego! I stopped at Better buzz in Hillcrest for an iced coffee, makes for a lovely morning!

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Chris P
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Walking

06/16/2020: ROUTE OPEN! As of today, no part of this route is closed. This a great loop that takes you through some of San Diego's most historic neighborhoods, unique areas, and Balboa Park.

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Marcus Irwin
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Hiking

Balboa still closed

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Viviana B.
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HikingClosedOff trail
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Geary Furin
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Hiking

Pandemic Bridges Tour. Balboa Park is officially closed so we were unable to cover the entrance bridge as well as the bridge inside of the park. We were able to get quick sneaky access to the back bridge of the park but were quickly run off of that one by the park rangers. They were apologetic for running us off. Great hike during this crazy period in our time and we even had a little champagne after a quick stop at Whole Foods. We will definitely do this one again if for nothing else but our sanity during our quarantine.

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Christina Mason
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Running

The beginning and end of this trail go through balboa park and are interesting and beautiful. As soon as you get outside of the park you are running on streets and residential areas to pass the bridges. A few of the bridges were especially cool to check out like the cable bridge. The residential area and when I had to run through busy Hillcrest were not ideal and could get boring at times. Overall pretty flat until the end when it is very hilly with loose dirt and stones that's almost impossible to run.

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Dingneng Wang
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Natalie Bajandas
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Hiking

Take your camelback and a blanket to chill in some of the great fields and spots you pass in the park... easy places to stop for juice when you pop out like Project Juice or coffee at Better Buzz or Subterranean coffee. Nice hike.

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Jose B.
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Walking

Great way to explore the local area. Lots to see and plenty of places to pit stop. Bring plenty of water and a hat.

Ashley Martin
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Hiking

Such an awesome way to explore San Diego ❤️

Danielle Hazelhurst
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Hiking

Good walk, we went alternate routes bc we saw things that interested us. We went to first street bridge first so by the time we got back to balboa it was warm. Def bring a big hat and lots of water. Would do again but earlier and on a cooler day

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Jordan Bruner
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Hiking

The walk is great! I will definitely make this a frequent path. A few tips: 1. It doesn’t make since to double cross the Quince St. bridge when you can stay straight on Spruce & then turn right on 4th Ave 2. I’m not sure why the route takes you down to cross Park Blvd near the Space Museum, where there is no bridge, instead of crossing the pedestrian bridge near the water fountain over to the Desert Garden, which is what I did 3. Stay on Park Blvd., unless you want to walk through the dirt trails on the hill between the Desert Garden & Florida Ave 4. You cannot access Indiana St. from Upas, instead go up Park one more block, turn right on Myrtle, & then left on Indiana. Enjoy!

Cameron Munk
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Hiking

I'd skip the first part in the dirt and stay in the main road. nothing to see there.

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Danielle Webb
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Hiking

The walk crosses a total of 8 bridges, if you include the University Avenue bridge over 163. The full trail as listed here is not possible. After the Georgia street bridge it is matter of getting back to your car. This trail guides you into the canyon for the more scenic route, but there isn't very much shade down there. It is not possible to turn onto Upas from Indiana, because the marked "trail" goes through a locked apt complex. The map also wants you to walk down a steep hill to get to the start of the canyon trail, but you will need to go to the Park Blvd/Morley Field Dr intersection to cross that street.

Ola O
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HikingNo shade

loved it. second time doing it and it is awesome with nice views.

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Sami Lauf
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Running

I ran this with my friend. A little difficult to follow, a lot of stops in the way, and its through the city. The bridges are really cool tho! I am not sure if I will ever do it again, but it was definitely worth it one time.

Tm Lawson
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HikingPrivate property

the directions hard to follow, and some streets you couldn't walk through. a lot of residential and business, not enough greenery. don't recommend for a sunny day in summer.

Rick Chatham
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Hiking

it's a lovely walk, though this version has some unnecessary detours in it.

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Katie Long
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Hiking

Parked at the Rose Garden and started the walk at 9:30. Stopped in Hillcrest for pastries and coffee and finished at 12:15. Nice walk! Beautiful homes and architecture.

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Kathy Vellanoweth
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this is an amazing walk through San Diego. not only are the bridges fun to see and walk but I loved the architecture of the homes. There were many spanish homes side by side of victorians. there was even one home with a little free book stand with a chair to rest. Once you hit University ave. and stop for lunch I'm not gonna lie the rest isn't so great. Next time I might have a few drinks and uber back to the car. all in all I would do it again.

James P
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Nice walk with the family. A few stairs on the Quince St bridge but other than that, the whole hike was stroller friendly.

Coleen Shane
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Hiking

Made it half way; having bars so readily available makes for a much more difficult hiike!

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Joyce H.
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Walking

The 7th bridge is now open. An interesting way to see San Diego away from the usual tourist haunts. I used these directions. Very accurate. https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/sunny-7/san-diegos-7-bridges-hike.aspx

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