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This was a nice trail easily accessed by a set of stairs down into a canyon. Toward the end of the canyon, you have views into s nearby lagoon and can see horses corralled on the hillside. This would be good for a family or when hiking with a small dog (as we were ;)

4 months ago

6 months ago

Much more beautiful than expected. Many short trails, viewing stations and benches, TONS of green grass and area to picnic. They also have some cool bridges and small areas for kids to play. Very well-kept and a north county secret as it was pretty quiet when we went on a weekday. If the parking outside is full they want you to pay $3 to park within the park, fyi. Will definitely be back.

It was a nice short walk, with good view or lagoon and fairground.
there are stairs and narrow trails, and so strollers are not recommended. Dogs are allowed on a leash (although some people had their dogs off leash....)
Eastern trail is shady early morning because of the hill.
There are plenty of street parking spaces by the trail head.

9 months ago

SMASH AND GRAB victim at the trailhead at San Dieguito and Montien. Some POS stole a bag with my dog’s backpack. A RuffWear hydration pack. What a real ass! It’s not safe!
The hike was good and the water crossing under the bridge fun for my dog. But the thieves who targets trail heads have a special place in hell!

The actual park is absolutely beautiful but the hiking trails are terrible. It seemed we would be on a trail and then off one only to find another? Nothing was clearly marked. It's gorgeous and when you do find the trail it's good but I won't be returning for hikes. I'd def take advantage of how beautiful the park is for gatherings in the future.

10 months ago

Great views! Easy to park, quick little hike with some good little hills so you get some variety. Loved it.

Easy to park, not crowded, nice views, short and easy hike.

10 months ago


Sunday, October 01, 2017

Way less crowded than the main Torrey Pines trails to the south west, but just as beautiful, with ocean/lagoon views and ocean breezes. A bit sandy in parts. Some cool sandstone formations along the trail. It splits off into the A and B trails at the beginning, stay left for the ocean/lagoon views.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

view, trees, amenities! This area has it all.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Getting pretty overgrown, not well maintained. Not well marked.

Friday, June 02, 2017

We walked our dog there hundreds of times. This should be rated as easy. It is a flat loop for an easy walk. The rain water in the winter pools into a pond and have many wild birds living there. There are bird watchers who go there to watch these birds. Late in the summer, the pond dries out. There is no shade for the entire trail and can get very hot in the summer. Rattlesnakes can be seen occasionally in the summer months on or near the trail, so be careful. You can see / hear the highway, and see the parking lot from the entire trail. It feels more like a community trail in the backyard.

Haven't tried this trail yet, but plan to this week. Can anyone recommend where to park? I don't see street parking on the map.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

First time here and we totally enjoyed ourselves… We took a trip up Highland Road which I think cut the trail short but then walked around the neighborhood for a little bit all in all we definitely felt like we got some hills in

Sunday, February 05, 2017

the trail is very narrow. i even saw a snake

Monday, August 08, 2016

Walked all around the park, upper and lower trails. Some nice overlooks with both paved roads and trails. Good bathroom facilities around the park and easy parking.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This is a nice little walk/hike. We went about midday, apparently after school is out it gets a little crazy. But with rope bridges and viewing platforms, it's a nice little spot

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