Tecolote Canyon: North End is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 206 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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wild flowers

The trail runs near the bottom of the canyon.  The extra water there, probably from lawn runoff results in extensive Canyon Live Oak in the bottom of the Canyon.  Be careful of poison oak when trying to get down to the water from the trail. 

hiking
2 days ago

A fun and easy ~3.5 mile trail for walking/running with beautiful scenery. Not a hike. Mostly flat with decent tree/shade coverage.

hiking
19 days ago

Fun, mostly flat trail. Probably 50/50 on the sunny parts and the shady parts. Good for jogging!

2 months ago

kids friendly!! we enjoyed to much this trail!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a fun trail, enough shade in between. Trail runs along a creek, it’s quiet and it gives you the illusion of being away from the city.

Personally love this trail better than Tecolote Canyon South mainly because it's more shaded, you're surrounded by more nature, and there's more trails to choose from.

A decent little trail, but very evident vagrant activity all over the trail. Parts are shaded, some streams running through so can be muddy after rains.

hiking
5 months ago

If you try to start right from the parking lot, it’s muddy, overgrown, and full of trash. Walk along the sidewalk and find the marked trail further along. Much better from there.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike along a little creek that was flowing with the recent rain. Some shady spots under oak trees. Definitely some homeless camps so be vigilant. Trail is kept up nicely.

Great trail!

mountain biking
rocky
7 months ago

Over all nice trial a bit a rocky some times but is nice ride how ever I wish the trail continue not to Clinb to the light on balboa ave and come down to the trail again. Definitely will be back.

Trail runs through a gulch or ravine (in SoCal every little gully is a "canyon") alongside washes and through tree (oak) groves. About one-third shaded. Stagnant water and sewage access points yield a foul stench in several places. Be careful with small dogs, as coyotes abound (as in all SoCal "canyons").

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over grown
Mon Mar 25 2019

So much trash from homeless people. A lot of graffiti from parties. So close to San Clemente, but not nearly as enjoyable

hiking
muddy
rocky
Fri Jan 25 2019

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road biking
5 days ago

recorded Tecolote Canyon Trail

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