Upper Otay Reservoir

MODERATE 64 reviews

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

2.1 miles 193 feet Loop

dog friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

walking

lake

rocky

hiking
4 days ago

I went on a Tuesday at 345 took me till 5.
Unclear entrance.
"Path" was extremely unclear!
Unpaved road for the first half of the hike.
Beautiful scenery
No trash anywhere!
Only saw a few other people
Had my baby and dog with me (no stroller)
Beautiful mansions on the hilltops to look at
The reservoir was filled with water!
The graffiti wall/dam was pretty cool!

All in all the hike was really good. I enjoy looking for the path sometimes.... But if you're not good with that sort of thing, I would choose another hike.

hiking
6 days ago

parts of the path are not clearly marked. Otherwise it was a great walk.

hiking
17 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

With the recent rains the trail was really muddy and swampy in some areas. A bridge that crosses over a stream was partially under water. Overall the hike was fun with varied terrain: flat, rocky, dry, lush, etc. Just prepare to get your shoes wet and muddy!

hiking
1 month ago

Not a very nice place.

walking
1 month ago

Great views of surrounding hills and Lower Otay. This trail is easy, more like walking than hiking. Dad, Mom, 12 yr old, 8 yr old handled it without any difficulty. Wait at least 5 days after it rains or bring water proof boots. Had to hop across parts of the trail that were ankle deep due to elevated creek levels. Gave it 3 stars because it wasn't anything breathtaking or difficult, just a nice walk on a nice day.

1 month ago

Nice trail with view of lake. Still developing the plant areas. Pretty clean.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy trail to navigate with the all trails map download. We did this with 3 kids and our 2 dogs and no one had any issues completing it. There was a lot of mud along the northwest side of the lake due to some recent storms but it wasn't that bad. This is a good short hike with nice views of the lake.

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2 months ago

Easy, nice views the second half of the loop

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great Trail for the family great Trail for your dog... peaceful sort of tricky to navigate but fun and we made it around the lake...

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Fun and different take on Lake Otay.

4 months ago

Nice smooth trail that's not crowded and winds around a small tranquil lake. :-)

6 months ago