Visitor Center Loop Trail

EASY 292 reviews

Visitor Center Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

14 days ago

Great short walking

walking
21 days ago

Nice easy walk with spots of shade and beautiful views. Connects to the river trail so can cross over and go up the hill if you want something more challenging!

hiking
28 days ago

It was a lovely and easy trail. I picked it due to my husbands recent knee injury and needed something easy. There was some beautiful scenery. The creek/river was flowing nicely.
Not much luck for animal spotting. We like to herp, and all we saw was a few lizards. No snakes unfortunately. We went around dusk.
Great for family outings and for small children. I’m not a fan of all the foot traffic. Was too busy for my liking. All in all a good short stroll though.

1 month ago

Good nature walk

2 months ago

Great for beginners! This is my very first hike since moving back to California. This was a good starting point and it offers great views and shows you all the options you have once you are ready.

2 months ago

Love this trail good year long

3 months ago

Easy trail. Lots of shade along the way and a beautiful view of the creek!

3 months ago

Decent. Not too long that you can’t take kids. Fairly small and a light walk

3 months ago

This is a great hiking trail around the Visitor Center. Don't forget to check out the Grinding Rocks trail off this trail - beautiful layers of rocks along a stream of water. Easy hike & fun!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice for a easy walk/hike. Added the Oak Grove Loop to add a little more distance.

walking
4 months ago

Great for a leisurely stroll when you’re not looking for a tough hike.

hiking
5 months ago

8 months ago

Easy short walk with nice scenery.

8 months ago

Easy peazy lemon squeezy. This is a nice, short trail with good shady spots every so often.

9 months ago

Great little hike!

walking
10 months ago

Good short trail. Took my small dog and she had no problem finishing this trail. Good for something quick and easy.

hiking
10 months ago

Shorty easy trail perfect for beginners

hiking
10 months ago

Very easy trial and short
Good for little kids

11 months ago

Great in-the-city outing. Trail is well maintained.

11 months ago

Light trail very kid and pet friendly

Monday, April 03, 2017

What a great time of the year to do this hike. A lot of flowers, beautiful weather, easy walk, just beautiful!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Cute little trail with squirrels, bunnies, and lots of lizards. Even though there weren't any spots with steep inclines, it was still a decent workout. There are many connecting trails if you want to extend your hike.
Dog poop every 10 feet or so :-/

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

Great, easy walk for beginners. Nice to slow things down a little. There is a steepish hill though so plan accordingly.

walking
Monday, March 27, 2017

easy well walked clean trail!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Nice and easy short hike with plenty areas of shade.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I actually did the North Fortuna hike, I don't know why does the Visitor hike popped up..anyway this hike was a moderate hike. Really easy to feel like you are in a maze:-). Some reviews said there is a waterfall- there is no waterfall at all. Bring lots of water some food. Today was really green all the way, it was beautiful. Only problem that it is close to the highway so some part of the hike was not so nice for me..so far it is a nice cardio hike.

hiking
Thursday, February 16, 2017

A fun little shady hike along the creek.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Great hike when you have limited time and want to enjoy the San Diego outdoors - mixed terrain of dirt, rocks & gravel with a spot to see the San Diego River

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Easy, but you can add to it by detouring to the grinding rocks and then also to the Deerfield trail. I've also gone from the visitor entrance to the grinding rocks and then hiked the climbers loop and finished the visitor trail...the visitor loop alone is a great easy hike to introduce new people to the trails and beauty of MTRP.

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