South Rueda Canyon Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

South Rueda Canyon Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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 best used from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
666 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running




old growth

over grown

Standard canyon trail in the middle of suburban Tierrasanta. Dogs are allowed on a leash. There are a few creeks or ditches to cross over, but the small bridges are pretty sturdy. The trail is very easy to follow but is overgrown. As you hike you alternate through lengths of open canyon and stretches of overgrown/overhead bushes and trees. There are a few areas with a steep incline but they are not difficult to hike.

11 days ago

12 days ago

Trail is closed

3 months ago

Diverse trail. Main part of the right side leg is closed. Would rate it rather easy than moderate. Must be stunning in early spring.

3 months ago

4 months ago

8 months ago

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The trail is almost completely over grown. We passed the fork in the trail twice before finding it. We didn't complete it as the bush got too thick and we found evidence of a vagrant camp so we turned around.