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Tecolote Canyon Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 538 ft Route type Out & Back
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A relatively flat, easy to walk trail with a few steep inclines (as long as you keep to the west) with a few creek crossings after rains toward Genesee. While this route is an out-and-back, there are plenty of different side routes leading up and out of the canyon to the surrounding neighborhoods offering a choose your own adventure type hike. The trail transitions from a fire road to a single track. The trails surroundings transition from the south end to the north end. At the north end there is great tree cover and shade as you're walking near the creek (not the cleanest). At the south end theres low plants and you'll be exposed to the sun. Keep an ear open for approaching mountain bikes.

At the Via Las Cumbres entrance there are no facilities and street parking only. The Tecolote Community Park that is just over a mile to the west has public restrooms, a nature center, and a large parking lot.

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john schneider
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Madison Delgado
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Beautiful and so well kept. Love the signs of information regarding the restoration. Keep up the good work!

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K T
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Long, flat trail with a short ascent at the end. Smells like sewage at several places along the trail, lots of power lines. Not particularly beautiful, to be honest, but nice to be outdoors nonetheless.

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Mike Fabrie
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Mac Clark
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Nice trail with many trash cans and dog bags! Pretty intermediate trail though going up the hills.

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john schneider
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Treva White
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Awesome hills on the loop back

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Ana Cecilia Sanchez Diaz Limon
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My dog loved it, steep in places but all in all pretty fun

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Jonathan Cogley
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Kenny Firm
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some steep hills. be ready for that. past that. it's pretty fun. some nice scenic views

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Danielle Scott
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We really enjoyed our early morning hike. We stayed along the golf course for the views & loved the variation in the trail.

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zulma González
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Peter Martinez
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john schneider
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Craig Froehlich
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Justin Martin
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shannon logue
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A m
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john schneider
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Simas Rudys
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The It’s ok. The trail ends at the highway which was disappointing

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john schneider
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Joe Gangnon
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Great hike and just enough of a workout. Very dog friendly.

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Justin Martin
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Not too crowded today. Great beginner to mid level trail.

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Phil M
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john schneider
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Ashley Gray
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Great for easy trail!

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Ian Holm
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Andrew Zabel
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Super nice. There are a couple of really steep hills (3).

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Christina Zuniga
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pretty hilly for a novice hiker but a great workout

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Marlen Plata
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