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
2 days 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
6 days 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
11 days 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
1 month ago

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

Nice walk did not get to see the painted rocks that the sign says is there, made it to the water fall it was pretty small and the area is blocked off. the walk is pretty easy.

Great trail! There is a small waterfall that is closely monitored with surveillance cameras. It was beautiful! My only two complaints werr with the listing and the trail lines up with the sun in a few parts on a sunny day it beams directly on your head. The trail was closer to 3.8 miles than 3.1.

on Lake Miramar Trail

hiking
1 month ago

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

walking
1 month 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.

Nice trail. FYI was closed on Thanksgiving so you have to double back and park at the library,

Great views over the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good early hike

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely trail...it was the perfect balance of easy with slight inclines to make your muscles work, but not winded or dangerous. It was easy to forget you ate in the middle of a city.

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