Best trails in La Jolla

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Looking for a great trail near La Jolla, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Border Field State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Poway Park or El Capitan County Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in La Jolla ranging from 0.7 to 3.9 miles and from 13 to 380 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in La Jolla
Top trails (11)
#1 - Gliderport to Black's Beach
La Jolla, California
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 21 m
Gliderport to Black's Beach is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Jolla, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hikingShow more
#2 - La Jolla Beach Trail
La Jolla, California
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 59 m
Kids like seals. You can walk right up to them in La Jolla. Then kids get bored so there are other things to do too. If you've been in San Diego for any amount of time, you're going to hear about seShow more
#3 - Torrey Pines via Gliderport and Black's Beach Trail
Torrey Pines State Beach
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
This trail begins with a steep hike down the sandstone cliffs that connect the Torrey Pines Gliderport with Black’s Beach. Continue north along Black’s Beach, round the path carved into the cliff faceShow more
#4 - Tide Pools Walk
La Jolla Shores Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
The Tide Pools walk is an exploration of the tide pools of the La Jolla Shores ParkShow more
#5 - Black's Beach Trail
La Jolla, California
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 40 m
Black's Beach is known for being a nude beach, though it has many other uses! It is a great place to go surfing or to simply enjoy the beach. This partially paved trail begins downhill and takes youShow more
#6 - Black Canyon Trail
University Of California San Diego Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 47 m
Please note that this trail is inside of the University of California San Diego campus. Parking M-F requires UCSD permit.Show more
#7 - Scripps Coastal Reserve Biodiversity Trail Loop
Scripps Coastal Reserve
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
This is a privately owned plot of land along the beach in La Jolla. UC San Diego owns and operates the area. It is closed from sunset to sunrise. There is no beach access via this trail. Although it Show more
#8 - Soledad Mountain Trail
Soledad Natural Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 35 m
Soledad Mountain Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near La Jolla, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#9 - Black's Beach from Gliderport
La Jolla, California
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(41)
Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 29 m
Black's Beach from Gliderport is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Jolla, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#10 - Ho Chi Minh Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
La Jolla, California
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 25 m
Note: Use EXTREME caution when on this trail. Many ledges are slippery and unsafe. This is a fairly technical trail that includes a lot of rock scrambling and maneuvering through rock canyons. Show more
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