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Best trails in San Diego

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Looking for a great trail near San Diego, California? AllTrails has 131 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 68 easy trails in San Diego ranging from 0.7 to 10.4 miles and from 9 to 1,167 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 San Diego
Top trails (131)
#1 - Fortuna Mountain Trail
Mission Trails Regional Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, users have reported that there are closures along this loop due to construction. These closure are only in effect on weekdays. Please check with the park for more information.Show more
#2 - Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
PLEASE NOTE: Roads and trails in this area might be closed to flooding/wet conditions. Please contact the park before visiting to determine trail conditions. This is a generally flat hike that you can make as long or as short as you like. There are runners, walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and people of all sorts on this shady and sunny walk. The trails are well maintained and marked. You can stay on the main drag or jog off on the single lane trails that always eventually meet up with the two main trails.Show more
#3 - South Fortuna Trail and Fortuna Saddle Trail Loop
Mission Trails Regional Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, users have reported that there are closures along this loop due to construction. These closure are only in effect on weekdays. Please check with the park for more information. This is a perfect 10k loop that starts and ends at the Visitors Center parking lotShow more
#4 - Pyles Peak Trail
Mission Trails Regional Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
#5 - Lake Miramar Trail
Lake Miramar
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Note: As of June 2020, the dam gate is closed and you cannot hike this as a loop. However, the trail is still accessible as an out-and-back. There are two options that parallel each other - a dirt trail and a paved trail. Paw protection is recommended for dogs on the paved trail as the pavement can get quite hot. Lake Miramar is open seven days a week for fishing, private boats, float tubes, and kayaks from 6 AM to 6 PM. There are boat rentals available on a first-come-first-served basis. Swimming and stand up paddle boarding are not allowed. Accessibility: The paved trail option is typically at least five feet wide and flat with a max grade of 3%. The surface is smooth and most wheelchair and stroller users will find this trail navigable.Show more
#6 - Seven Bridge Walk
Balboa Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
#7 - Tecolote Canyon Trail
Tecolote Canyon Natural Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
A relatively flat, easy to walk trail with a few steep inclines (as long as you keep to the west) with a few creek crossings after rains toward Genesee. While this route is an out-and-back, there are plenty of different side routes leading up and out of the canyon to the surrounding neighborhoods offering a choose your own adventure type hike. The trail transitions from a fire road to a single track. The trails surroundings transition from the south end to the north end. At the north end there is great tree cover and shade as you're walking near the creek (not the cleanest). At the south end theres low plants and you'll be exposed to the sun. Keep an ear open for approaching mountain bikes.Show more
#8 - Oak Canyon
Mission Trails Regional Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
#9 - Climbers Loop Trail
Mission Trails Regional Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#10 - Oak Canyon to Grasslands Trail
Mission Trails Regional Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
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