Explore the most popular lake 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.

trail running
6 days ago

The trail has a paved path and also a regular trail path. Gets too crowded after 9 on weekends.

Shady very clean park easy hike

road biking
23 days ago

Great trail to get some biking in.

hiking
24 days ago

The trail is easy and can be finished in half an hour. It's well suited for a after-work/school stroll as well. The view is good and the cactus plants form good scenery.

1 month ago

beautiful

The hike started out great we even enjoyed the hike up the hill. However when you get to the top the downhill on the backside is closed and washed out. The trail around the lake is nice and easy. The backside does have a sign saying the shortcut is closed. Would have been nice on the front side before going up the hill

Great easy trail. Did it during the week and came across only a handful of people on the trail. Nice views of the lake. If you want peace and quiet, this is the spot. I needed Google maps to follow the trail properly and not veer off the main trail.

walking
1 month ago

Easy little loop around the lake, quite shady and cool. Very appropriate for bringing young kiddos. Is also a nice running track, each lap is 8/10 of a mile.

walking
2 months ago

I really enjoyed this walk it was peaceful and not a lot of road noise for the most part my two small children enjoyed it as well. There isn’t a whole lot for them to do because all along the trail are signs for rattle snakes beyond the trail so I did not allow them to go stomping into the brush. And it’s kind of annoying that they allow cars to drive on the path to get to a fishing spot on the other side of the lake. I’m not a huge fan of walking so close to moving vehicles with me two small children. Despite all that it is still a very nice 5 mile walk very peaceful.

Great to go on with kids. The parking lot is small and might have to wait for one to open. Also there are paddle boats and such for rent.

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy hike with a paved path all the way around the lake.

Easy less than a mile round... this is for chilling!

I really enjoy this hike the scenery and the different trails that they have made in the last few years close to my home it's so peaceful

Nice easy paved road walk

Nice light trail

on Lake Miramar Trail

walking
3 months ago

It's the best way to go for a great walk or run.

Great for beginners in MTB

walking
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

This such a great loop! Lots of scenic views with the inlets of the lake! Get there early- parking fills us fairly quickly after sunrise on the weekends!

nice trail

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike for the dog and I who are just getting in to the hiking thing. Good water views. Some narrow spots which are troublesome with mountain bikers. Having to stand off trail so they can pass when you aren’t terribly sure footed was a little anxiety inducing. Luckily that was only a short portion of the trail.

If you follow the whole 2.7m trail, there are a few spots which children 5 or under might find a little narrow and are near the water. If you are able to carry your children you will be fine.

trail running
4 months ago

Loved this run! All pavement and nice and flat. Beautiful view and very friendly people doing the same, just getting some fresh air!

This is a great place for both my pregnant self and 3 year old daughter - flat, easy, mostly shaded with lots of intereating nature sights.

I often walk this on Saturday mornings with my dog. It’s easy and pleasant. You’ll see a lot of people on the trail, but it doesn’t feel crowded. My only complaint is the parking fills up rather quickly.

Beautiful, peaceful, good for running and biking too!

Pristine views. Quite and peaceful. A few “off road” trails available.

walking
5 months ago

Nice paved trail around the lake. It’s about 5 miles.

on Lake Miramar Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Nice view and clean road. Some shades as well. Always love to see a goose named Louis at the end:)

walking
5 months ago

For an easy walk, this is probably the easiest trail that you could ask for. It is a nice length. I also explored a connecting primitive path up to a little park.

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