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First time there wasn't so bad .. really nice place to go

1 day ago

It's a nice road trail that follows the perimeter of the lake. Took the stroller and the twins and enjoyed it but there's not much excitement. It's predominantly flat and barely any shade. The dirt trail that is by the water is less used but wouldn't work with a stroller. Some spots got pretty narrow.

Last year 2 dogs died on this trail because people were stupid enough to bring their dogs in summer.

No matter how much water you bring for your dog they can still overheat.

Don't bring your dog. Just don't.

It's a cement trail or tar most of the way.

Crowded. No shade.

Find a trail without hundreds of people on a beautiful morning.

If you do go in Summer go super early. Because triple digit hiking weather is no joke.

2 days ago

Great fun to see parts of SD that I doubt I would have without visiting this walking tour of the bridges.

Loved every one of the bridges. Completed on a hot summer day. And finished at Panama 66 for a late lunch.

From San Diego's canyons to its Urban streets. You'll see it all.

2 days ago

Really nice to leave the crowd behind at the top of Cowles Mtn and continue over to Pyles Peak. In spring, lots of blooms, a bit greener than Cowles trail. Dog friendly:)

2 days ago

Great workout, good view. Wish there were less people, but you can make your hike longer (and lose the crowds) by continuing onto another peak. Dog friendly:)

2 days ago