Explore the most popular river 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.

The place of after-lunch-walk for QComm employees.

Nice mix of easy walking and some inclines. There wasn’t much water throughout but the beautiful rock formations and variety of flat open spaces and bush laden trails was totally worth it! While there were a fair amount of folks at the trail, the space is large enough that it was still peaceful.

Mostly flat or you can choose hills that loop back to main trail.

A good more like a walk in the park hike. Some bike traffic but overall very quiet send peaceful. A few folks at the water fall.

An easy hike; if you can call it one. It’s flat for the most part, and paved. Plus, it’s nice and quiet. Perfect way to wake up on a slow weekend morning or something.

Beautiful. Peaceful. Easy as you make it.
Afternoons and weekends tend to be busy.

Take the hidden trails if you’re hiking.

Didn’t love it. Being so close to the roads killed it for me. The horse ranch is pretty cool though.

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.

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25 days ago

moderate traffic. well groomed, paved trail. prettier than the average San Diego trail. side street parking outside the pet boarding place. slightly hidden unlocked gate to access entrance.

Great for beginners! This is my very first hike since moving back to California. This was a good starting point and it offers great views and shows you all the options you have once you are ready.

This is NOT even close to 6 miles. It was 4 for me, but I included a long walk down Father Junipero Serro road. How strange! This is definitely an easy hike and pretty dry right now :/ The oaks are always fun to walk under and the rocky areas are worth climbing. Not my favorite hike ... but it’s local. I added the screenshot of the miles in the photo section (if anyone was curious)

Love this trail good year long

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

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

Nice LONG walk! Not crowded.

This is my new favorite hike to take my dogs on! We got there at 630am and had the trails mostly to ourselves! We did come across a coyote on one of the side trails but it continued on its way after checking us out. It’s pretty flat with great scenery! Once we got to the end of the loop we started seeing a lot more people so I suggest getting there early. The park was closed when we got there so I went over to the community park and parked in the back.

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.

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!

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.

Warning. This trail has a tick infestation. Had to take many of them off my dog.

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