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

La Mesa, California Map
mountain biking
4 days ago

Espectacular vista y ambiente por la orilla del lago.
Súper sencillo el recorrido, apto para niños, principiantes, etc. Son 9km totales (ida y vuelta).
Caminata, trote, mascotas, bicicletas.
Área para descansar y convivir, tienda y amplio estacionamiento.

The lake was beautiful but it kinda sucked that you couldn’t go all the way around the lake, so you could get back to where you parked. You gotta go all the way back from where you came which was a “nice” little walk all the way back. Make sure you get back to your car by 8:00pm otherwise they might close the gates and lock your car in: all in all the scenery was awesome!!!!!

Beautiful locale, would be amazing if the County revived it for theatre and live performances!

It’s great for everyone! It’s paved so you can bring grandma and at 6 miles round trip you can run or go multiple times. The scenery is fantastic and it’s about 15 minutes from everywhere in San Diego!

My 1st favorite place to hike. Every time we go flora and fauna is different and beautiful. Birding is great too.

3 months ago

This is a paved walking/running/biking trail. Great views. There are many ways in/out if you don't want to do the whole route.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great for hiking or intermediate MTB. I was on my MTB and must have left the designated trail because the boulders and inclines had me pushing my ride Haha. this place has trails everywhere and I will definitely come back better prepared to spend the day exploring.

It’s a nice place to run and go for a walk. Make sure to get in before sundown, they close early.

nature trips
6 months ago

It’s very relaxing

I like to do this one for a run or walking with dogs/ mom

it is a narrow road. Not a trail, it should not be on this app.

road biking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I come here ride my road and hybrid bikes 5 days a wk 1.5 to 2 hrs a day. and on saturdays I walked with my wife. I love it, I also loved it that I can drive to here without ever using the freeway, people seem to know almost everybody very friendly, my favorite, next time I'll post some pics.

trail running
Sunday, August 20, 2017

This one is more of a walk in the park than a hike. As a runner, this is definitely a road run, not a trail run. Regardless, I've come back several times because it's beautiful and I can just run without worrying that I'm going off the "trail".

mountain biking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

trail running
Sunday, July 16, 2017

I run here a few times a week, and I love it. There's plenty of parking, and the paved trail is great. You can't go all the way around the lake though- just before 3 miles you have to turn around. Bathrooms along the way and a water fountain at the beginning/end.

Friday, June 16, 2017

We always start from the bottom where the fire station is at. It's ok. I wouldn't really consider this a Hike. More like a walk up to your friends house who lives up the hill. No biggie. I don't know why it's considered as moderate here but oh well. Should be easy.
But the top part is really nice. Some stairs we use to run up and down as a work out.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Good trail for walking or jogging, easy for beginners.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Love. Paved, quick walk, wildlife and good views

Saturday, May 20, 2017

So after reading the reviews I decided to walk this trail for the first time today with my two large dogs. We walked a little over two miles out before we decided to walk back to the car. I would recommend wearing pants for this hike as sometimes the trails can be very narrow just enough for one person, and there's a lot of bushes and flowers rubbing against your legs as you walk through these narrow paths. When I reached the stream/creak we decided to walk over the bridge and make a left. We walked along the dirt car path. This is important to note because there were a few narrow trails leading different directions and the trails weren't labeled or maybe I just didn't see them. As i was walking along the trail I could see across the stream/creak other trails that mountain bike users were using, but I didn't see a spot where I could cross. I plan to hike this trail again and make it to the end and back next time.

Friday, May 19, 2017

I love to you this trail for biking.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Lots of shade, nice relaxing walk, lots of people but not too crowded as the road is wide.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great Family Fun

trail running
Sunday, April 23, 2017

on Mount Helix

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The little side trail on top, provides a great view over El Cajon. There is also a drinking fountain toward the front of the amphitheater.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Thursday, April 06, 2017


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

To relaxing I enjoy it

road biking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

very easy and gorgeous at sunset

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gorgeous! I enjoy running around the lake; it's not really a hike since the path is entirely paved. Very serene, a great place to relax.

Friday, March 24, 2017


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