Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Chula Vista with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

one of my favorite hikes. great workout.

trail running
8 days ago

awesome lil run. This trail brought me back to my XC days ❤❤

trail running
29 days ago

pics on app are not accurate, as much has been removed, and start of trail not clearly marked, but trail itself is really pretty and perfect for a short run.

Beautiful nature

1 month ago

Nice easy trail thru leafy greenery at the bottom when we went

walking
2 months ago

great little walk. pretty canyon. brought my beagle and she enjoyed as well. we will be adding it to our walking repertoire.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Easy Good trail.. but definitely coming back here.. a lot of trail to explore

Where can you park besides the lake area? Thanks.

trail running
2 months ago

The trail head said prohibited entry?

Great easy hike. Can be used for easy hiking, running or just an easy walk with your family overlooking the beautiful mountains and the lake.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Where does everyone park? Where is the trailhead? How long did it take you to complete the trail? Thanks

does anyone know if you can get cell reception out there so I coordinate my way out if I needed to or is it just one road in and out?

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.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Perfect biking trail for any rider. All the shade makes it an obvious choice when other trails are too hot. It has a great flow to it in either direction and allows you to quickly access surrounding trails if this isn't long enough.

mountain biking
7 months ago

This is a great segment to add to the surrounding trails. Riding the loop counter-clockwise gives you an opportunity to take on a rocky climb and to practice some harder lines. Taking it clock-wise has a great flow where you can fly through rocky sections.

good hike. but not much to see.

This place is amazing for intermediate mountain bike riding. There are a lot of trails that lead to the same destination. The beginning of the trail starts of with a lot of big bushes and lead to the long trees and branches near the lake. There will be a lot of unexpected turns and you can get little scratches so make sure to wear long pants. There are so many hills and turns and you can really enjoy the ride. Once you get deeper into the trail it’s almost like a desert, lots of open grainy terrain, and small bushes. If you go around summer, the sun will be on you so hard, so make sure to wear sunscreen and bring lots of water. Be careful for snakes and bugs!!! But overall this trail is amazing and the end result rewarding. I always feel the ride back to the parking area is a shorter ride than the way in!!! My husband and I love it so much, it’s become one of our favorite trails.

This place is amazing for intermediate mountain bike riding. There are a lot of trails that lead to the same destination. The beginning of the trail starts of with a lot of big bushes and lead to the long trees and branches near the lake. There will be a lot of unexpected turns and you can get little scratches so make sure to wear long pants. There are so many hills and turns and you can really enjoy the ride. Once you get deeper into the trail it’s almost like a desert, lots of open grainy terrain, and small bushes. If you go around summer, the sun will be on you so hard, so make sure to wear sunscreen and bring lots of water. Be careful for snakes and bugs!!! But overall this trail is amazing and the end result rewarding. I always feel the ride back to the parking area is a shorter ride than the way in!!! My husband and I love it so much, it’s become one of our favorite trails.

It had a beautiful Scenic Mountain View overlooking the lake a lot of winding roads great for biking! Really close to the Olympic training center! USA!! XD

Hard trail 3 uphills trails are well maintained. El cajon mountain would definitely be harder than this one

on Upper Otay Reservoir

trail running
8 months ago

Trail gets a bit dicey to follow on the north side of the lake, had to double back. Ran it on a rainy day too, the north side is pretty muddy. I also ran it in Merrill barefoot trail running shoes, would not recommend because of how rocky the back half of the trail is. Walked a few sections just because I was getting jabbed by rocks with every stride.

No judgments from me, but there were a few kids hanging out on the graffiti wall in the no trespass area. Hey I was in highschool once, but still I wouldn't leave anything valuable in your car.

8 months ago

It was an easy trail to walk not moderate like it says.

Lots of interesting vegetation with many small little forests. Lots of lizards small birds and frogs and wooden bridges. Just wish there was parking and a sign at the entrance naming the trail. Very nice view of the mountains and the lake. Will return with my family.

took my wife and son for nice and easy hike this morning. For the most part we are rookies to hiking, so this was a good way to do something but not push ourselves too hard. we had our 3 dogs with us and they seemed to enjoy their hike . trail is mostly flat with a few ups and downs on the road. a few bridges that my son liked a lot. some mud and sections with water because of recent rain but there are alternate narrow paths in areas where water accumulates. we only did about 5 miles total because we it is our first time walking long distance but you can make this hike as long or short as you want to. very light trail traffic today, a few bikers and walkers. trail was clean for the most part, a little trash and dog droppings in some areas but it doesn't seem to be a problem. parking is on side of road at entrance to trail. highly recommended hike

hiking
9 months ago

nice little walk out and about. the area has had issues with homeless encampments in the past so dont be surprised if you find anything. all in all, it local and easy to do.

Nice and easy hike for beginners. Straight shot, forward and back.

NOT A TRAIL anymore. As of 3/5/18. signs have been placed in the middle of the existing routes warning of trespassing,ecological restoration, etc. just an fyi.

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