Visitor Center Loop Trail

EASY 246 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
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

walking
23 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

4 months ago

Easy short walk with nice scenery.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Great little hike!

walking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Shorty easy trail perfect for beginners

hiking
6 months ago

Very easy trial and short
Good for little kids

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Light trail very kid and pet friendly

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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
8 months ago

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

walking
8 months ago

easy well walked clean trail!

9 months ago

Nice and easy short hike with plenty areas of shade.

9 months ago

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
9 months ago

A fun little shady hike along the creek.

10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Great little loop

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