Tecolote Canyon

MODERATE 159 reviews

Tecolote Canyon is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

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14 days ago

I thought it was easy hike

hiking
20 days ago

This trail should be marked moderate, it is not an easy hike.

The first mile-ish is easy, the rest of the hike is moderate. Going the route provided by AllTrails, the way back is extremely steep- those not in good shape should avoid the gullies, so maybe do an out-and-back from the halfway point rather than the full loop.

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25 days ago

awesome.... but I would say it was a moderate hike.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fun hills and all kinds of terrain. No roots, easy pace.

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2 months ago

Great trail for running the doggie, only saw a couple bikers. Great shade!

2 months ago

be careful. the second half is hilly.

hiking
2 months ago

Shady enough, secluded enough, for a backyard trail, it's amazing.