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Upper Otay Reservoir is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chula Vista, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 157 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Lake

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

Closed

No shade

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It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information

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Reviews (209)
Photos (252)
Recordings (214)
Completed (403)
Dee Av
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Hiking

Good hike, cool lake views.

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Celina Martinez
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Hiking

very beautiful scenery but has some dead trees

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Lory Mendoza
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Hiking

It was a cool hike no shade overgrown beautiful lake but no access to it due to it being overgrown

Sam Knight
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HikingNo shade
Vanessa Cervantes
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HikingClosedNo shadeOver grownPrivate propertyScramble
David Munoz Andrade
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HikingMuddy
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Lesley Villalobos
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailRocky
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Roxanne M
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HikingNo shade

It is a decent hike. Some over growth, easy trails. definitely go in the morning.

Sarah Elena
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Hiking

Flat and easy. Not very nice though. Scenery was meh. Graffiti throughout first little section of the trail where it’s paved. Constructions materials strewn about in various places. Overgrowth on East side of the loop, so recommend wearing leggings/pants. Pretty much all exposed so go in the morning. Use this app to help keep you on the right trail. Easy to do with dogs or kids.

Stevi Wilkes
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HikingMuddy

super nice easy trail with the kids 11 yrs old.

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Andre Mannion
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Mountain bikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRocky

Wear pants. Or leggings. Shorts not recommended with all the over growth.

Marie & Marley Jane J
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Hiking

Beautiful way to spend an sunrise service on Easter Morning. Weather was perfect with a cloud cover allowing sun rays to come through as you walk the trails of this hilly area The lake was full with water rushing through the release hole of the damn. One of the sites is the damn through years of graffiti and local artists it is very colorful. My 2 pups enjoy this simple small trail a lot.

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Marie & Marley Jane J
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Hiking

Just a nice short trail with it’s own super bloom of color right now. Yellows and purples cover the hills and paths.

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Esther Mata
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Hiking

Went last week. Due to all the rain recently, it was too moody/wet to cross in certain areas and had to turn around

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_yRivera User
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no clear path. hard to find a cross way to climb the small mountain. not fun at all.

Jesus Rodriguez
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Mountain bikingMuddyOff trail
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Gary Lannin
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No shade
Megan Hawley
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The trail head said prohibited entry?

Frances Valadez
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Out of all the hikes I’ve been in up and down California this one has got to be one of the most let downs. Honestly this was a walk around what’s left of the Otay River, which is now just trash, (lots of peoples “used” drugs/alcohol) it has an odd energy and it was just sad seeing how people can just ruin nature and its beauty. Definitely wouldn’t bring my kids here.

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