Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Easy trail. Lots of shade along the way and a beautiful view of the creek!

Good trail, way to many people.

Decent. Not too long that you can’t take kids. Fairly small and a light walk

Nice LONG walk! Not crowded.

Such a nice hike!

Easy hike, wide trails without much elevation gain. Great for beginners, family outings, or getting back into it. A fair amount of other hikers, including horses. Not enough to be crowded, but enough to know you're not going to be forgotten and eaten by mountain lions.

It’s a beautiful trail next time I’ll go when it’s not so over cast

Saturday was a warm, sunny day. The trail was busy but it was hardly noticed among the beautiful panoramic view. It was not until I was at the Summit did I notice the people as the numerous small groups gathered to take in the view.

This is a great hiking trail around the Visitor Center. Don't forget to check out the Grinding Rocks trail off this trail - beautiful layers of rocks along a stream of water. Easy hike & fun!

Great when there has been enough rain to keep the creek flowing and grasses are green. Ok when it’s dry.

Man this was a strenuous hike! I enjoyed it minus the 52 traffic noise. That was kind of a buzz kill. There are several different trails that branch out from the north perimeter trail. Overall fun hike, bring your poles and shoes with good traction!

Fun hike, we really enjoyed this trail.

Beautiful trail .. the end is worth it

Pretty boring hike.

Great hike! If you start by Saddle Trail be careful with the steep descent at perimeter trail; plan for good ankle hiking shoes. Canyon Oak trail is gorgeous!

Good workout.

trail running
6 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!

Great hike and nice trail and view at the top. Only bad part is the high amount of traffic. Best to go on a week day if possible.

nice trail

Nice hike if you can keep going at a steady pace. Too crowded for my taste, had to stop too many times for others. Seems more like a tourist hike. Going to try again, maybe super early = less crowds?

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