Stelzer Park Loop Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Stelzer Park Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lakeside, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 675 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

Stelzer Park includes 310 acres of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub. Birdwatching, hiking and picnicking are all available here, as are playgrounds, a horseshoe pit and barbeques

17 days ago

29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Gained some altitude to get above the morning fog (marine layer).

trail running
1 month ago

I had a lot of fun, it was all uphill until coming back down so lots of cardio for us since we were jogging. It got really steep so be careful I fell twice lol. The view from the top of the mountain is beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Not very long trail, but very fun. Last part of the summit is steep, but more than worth the view from the top. Great panoramic with a cool cove between some boulders at the top. The park is is very clean and lots of things to do at the base and benches along the way. It's all clearly marked. REMEMBER to bring $3 for day use /parking fee.

5 months ago

5 months ago

8 months ago

Easy walk with some shade by the creek otherwise your in the open.

hiking
9 months ago

You don't want to go alone to hike. But, the trails were great, the view is spectacular. The park itself it so cute. There are two jungle gyms. Bathrooms with running water. Shade, lots of trees.... Until you go hiking. Then bring lots of water. I will certainly go back. PS, it was 93 degrees, so not the best on a hot day, but we survived and bought water there.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

Short, beautiful and still gets a good work out in with the steep hill at the end.

hiking
1 year ago

I've hiked this trail 2 or 3 times. It's a very pleasant hike,but it's to short. that's my only complaint. it's a great place for picnics and has a playground for kids. I do recommend and it's very pleasant. my 3 stars are because it's short.I suggest you read Afoot and Afield is a book about trails in San Diego.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful trail! Took my kids and dogs and really enjoyed the morning

1 year ago

1 year ago

Amazing views

2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

nice trail really like the observation deck on the top midway through the hike beautiful View.