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

This is a short hike and I did it in 2 hours. It's relatively quiet which I liked. However most part of the trail is very narrow and only allows one person to pass. It's somehow dangerous when the bikers dive down on the trial and they can easily crash onto you. I was very scared. So I'd say this trail is more for mountain bikers and by looking at the terrain (how it is shaped), many tracks have been made by the bikers and I can imagine it to be a lot fun to ride here.

We were in San Diego for a conference and stopped in the evening. A bit busy but everyone had there own thing going: yoga, surfing, dog walking, photography. Stayed to watch the sunset of course- was not disappointed.

A gorgeous overlook of the ocean at sunset, but not so much a hike.

12 days ago

Best big city park I’ve even been to.


Ted Williams trail is preferably for mountain bikes since this trails has no fire roads and mostly single tracks. Hiking is also good all the way to the top of Van Dam Peak about 1.5 miles overlooking parts of Poway.

Personally I would not recommend this trail if you are a beginner in mountain biking. This trail has lots of technical surprises like rock gardens, drop offs, dirt jump gaps and very loose sections but ofcourse theres also some friendly flowly berms and switchbacks. “TT trail” is the flowly side and theres also “Otter trail” that is more technical and more for advanced riders.

Overall this trail is great for both Hiking and Mountain biking.

It’s just walk not a hike

Something scenic

Standard loop. Not too exciting for me

Took a morning jog from Spanish Landing to Seaport Village. I avoided the crowds by going around 0830. View is beautiful of the bay. A good playlist and lots of sites to keep your mind busy as your walk, jog, run, or bike this route goes by quickly.

This isn't a hike, it's more of a stroll along the beach, but the view is amazing and perfect for sunsets. However, please don't ignore the danger signs. My best friend's cousin was scrambling there, fell, and barely survived with a broken back, rib cage, face, and damaged internal organs. He had to be airlifted, and it went on the news and everything. It's relatively safe BUT DON'T IGNORE THE SIGNS

Not much of a hike but so much much fun and absolutely beautiful

So beautiful!!!

Beautiful views of the beach and ocean. There's a large parking lot. Only drawback is that the trails are not clearly marked and it can be confusing. Some graffiti which is really unfortunate and a few people walking around with their dogs off leash. Still amazing views for being a free park.

2 months ago

Nice sights.

Fun trail with beautiful sights! Definately suggest getting there early to walk around and stay until sunset.

If you've got dogs and want to do a quick loop with them off leash, this is a solid place to do it. Zero shade, but tends to have pretty cool breezes coming off the bay.

Amazing views! Easy walk, but again such astheics.

Well marked trail. One of the few places you can take your dog off leash on trail. Pup appreciates that, so do I. Some stretches of no shade. Very lightly traveled. Went midday on Saturday and only saw 2 other people on the trail. Mostly dirt/sand. Some asphalt. OK views.

Nice easy walk on a well maintained trail. The trail was relatively quiet for a Sunday. There isn’t much shade and I could see this trail becoming warm quickly.

The view was spectacular and the cliffs were fun and easy to walk around on. Lots of cool surfers to watch!

Took advantage of the super low tide today. Great trail.

3 months ago

Nice walk. Be careful of cliff drops!

3 months ago

I Love OB so it's all about being a parkour. Let yourself go have fun be safe. Jumping off the pier.

Easy walk, but beautiful views!

Nice and easy trail. Good for the kids.

it was great, i went with my friends anda take a picnic, and amazing photos

7 months ago

not really a hike. the trail is actually a busy roadway. the bay is pretty but you're just walking around the island on a lumpy beach.

road biking
7 months ago

Nice place for a lot of things

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