The P Trail is a 2.9 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Distance: 2.9 km Elevation Gain: 135 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Very steep hike, not for beginners. But great view of San Marcos and Palomar College.

hiking
no shade
rocky
24 days ago

Short hike but steep in many spots. Fist sized sharp edged rocks abound with much silt and rubble. Would list hike as a Medium (vs Easy).

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

10/10 A lot of baby rabbits in the evening this time of year. Not as many poppys as last year maybe next year. Still a lot of flowers. The trail to the second summit smells lovely.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Easy trail- rocky on the way up with a great incline. Just under two miles with beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

Parked on Bel Esprit Circle where there is a convenient trail head. Well groomed DG at the start, turning into a fairly wide trail with scattered rocks. It was a very doable hike and the views were amazing from the top. I could easily see Catalina and San Clemente islands.

hiking
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

recorded Turtle Head Mountain Trail

walking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It was nice and easy. We have a 5yr old and he loved it and did it with ease about an hour total so a nice trail to do if you only a little time.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

There’s a lot of potential to make this route longer but I didn’t have the time today, plus my dogs rolled in something dead so I wanted to get them home and bathed quickly!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Nice little trail tucked into a quiet neighborhood of San Marcos. Easy hike That Leads to gorgeous views!

mountain biking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 months ago

A fun, quick trail to do with the kids. Initial steep, rocky ascent but it evens out soon thereafter. Nice view at the top!

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Views from the top are beautiful. Pretty straight forward. Nothing crazy. Go early if taking your dog. It was 69 when we went and she was pretty hot. Watch for snakes if exploring some of the smaller trails at the top. A rattler told us we were too close.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
11 months ago

Cool hike. Great view. 1/2 uphill. Can be a challenge with little ones. My five year-old did well at first and then had to start taking breaks every 10 steps (all incline). There are areas with memorials. The top is worth it.

hiking
11 months ago

San Marcos! Clean up your trail! It is a potentially neat hike but this Friday morning, litter and garbage abound. Glass and dogwaste. And some odd grave has been erected, complete with a crucifix and INRI. A nice fitness hike with a great view at the end. Water and good boots a plus.

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