Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

First time on this trail don’t think I will do again, rather boring trail, mostly dirt service road, steep in places but easy trail. Views from top are nice

Short hike, but great views! saw some rock climbers. I wore my hiking boots because I was not sure what to expect, but glad that I did because there was lots of opportunities for a clumsy person like myself to roll their ankles haha. Took less than an hour to complete, which allowed us to take in the view and have a snack!

it was okay but there were points that it was just too steep

Beautiful wilderness area. Lightly trafficked. Takes between 4-5 hours to complete. Bring 6-8 liters of water and 2,000-3,000 calories.if summiting in winter bring emergency blankets in case you need to bivy at the top.

Easy practically flat trail. Beware lots of bike riders, some are nice enough to let you know they are coming close. Busy on the weekends. Nice waterfall at the end of the trail to refresh yourself in.

Started at the East Staging area and walked along the perimeter trail/road (this part is daunting because of the up and down part of the hills). When you get to the stairs that go up the mountain, it is single track trail again with some shade and a great view up to the top. Totally worth the view!!! In my opinion, better view here than Cowles Mtn. On the way down Fortuna Saddle Trail it is slippery in the dirt/gravel road but the Oak Canyon Trail is quite nice although short. DEFINITELY bring more WATER than you think! I have done this 2x and ran out of water both times.

trail running
19 hours ago

mostly flat, quiet and simple. Started just north of the 52 and jogged to the school and back, can hear the train occasionally running nearby. On another day, did the other end and met in the where I left off, the least favored part of this trail (the south part of the tracks, not very well traveled in some parts so the trail is not east to run on (deep sand and big pebbles).

Flat for trail running but at times it is deep soft sand and then loose pebbles/stones that are not good for running on. Followed all the way to the running water but it was stagnant and smelly on October 5th, 2018. Won't do this one again but I marked it off my list.

Great hike for beginners, it was easy and fun. We opted for a pre dawn hike, it was beautiful & surprisingly quiet. We will be returning next week!

very sad to say...no clear begining... so crowded I could not even enjoy it...for me not a fun adventure

Morning and daytime (during cooler weather) hikes here can be extremely busy! I go at night (bring head gear or hand flashlight). When using a flashlight at night please be mindful of either sticking your beam on the trail or just turn it off until they pass (some hikers prefer using the natural moonlight). Don't shine it in their eyes! It's rude and unsafe. Once at the summit, incredible views!

hiking
1 day ago

A good workout. Very nice views.

took the north entrance to the south and walked back to my car since it was in between open gate hours took 2 pups and we all had a good time

it was great hike.

Nice hike with some challenging sections. The six mile loop is a combination of a bunch of different paths so I recommend running this app during your hike. You can’t just zone out and walk/run the whole thing. When you come out of the parking lot, there is a cool bridge over a canyon. You turn left once across the bridge to get to The Fortuna loop. If you want to go counterclockwise, the path off to the right is roughly a hundred yards after turning left from the bridge. If you turn right from the bridge, there are some very steep repeated climbs for a warm up.

I did it counterclockwise and enjoying hustling up the long run of steps. I definitely preferred going up those versus down. It took me just over 90 minutes to complete. There are spectacular views from both peaks. I was fine starting at 8am on a weekday in mid-November with a 12-16oz bottle of water. I passed maybe five people going in my direction and about the same going the other way.

We did an 6am morning hike and it was perfect not too many people going up or coming down.

hiking
6 days ago

Short, easy and, with a beautiful points to relax.

hiking
7 days ago

Trail is EXTREMELY crowded on the weekend (even at 7 AM).
Overlooks urban sprawl.
Peak is dominated by an ugly transmission tower.
I think one star is generous.

Fun hike for any ages.

I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. I didn’t realize any challenge because I was far too busy enjoying the beautiful views, streams and weather. It was very quiet and provided an amazing peaceful hike I would definitely recommend this trail .

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful.

ok hike not much to see. Got some exercise in. I want to recant this "not much to see" after reading some history and the preservation effort of the landscape and original plants of San Diego it was a pretty cool hike ... ....

A really nice, easy urban-ish walk. Takes you through some of San Diego’s old neighborhoods and canyons. Ends with a stroll through Balboa Park. Nice for a hot Santa Ana day with plenty of availability for shade depending on what side of the street you choose to walk on!

Beautiful trail with some good shade.

Great Trail for local MTB. Definitely a Must. Short but Sweet!

A really mild, relaxing hike! There is plenty of nature and rolling hills to see. Not much incline, and there is a pond at the base of the hike!

Excellent

hiking
9 days ago

Hard to find the trail path and stay on it. Lots of homeless around and the trail was dirty. Lots of trash everywhere. Probably won’t do this one again!

It was well kept and not highly trafficked.

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