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.

Nice long but easy hike. Pretty views of the river along the way. Unfortunately it's tick haven right now. Also there was quite a bit of evidence of snakes on the trail. Be extra cautious with dogs and horses!

Good trail to walk. “Waterfall” wasn’t much. But overall it was nice.

mountain biking
9 days ago

Great starter trail for Mountain Biking.

its, nice place

Great Trail for beginners!!

This park is closed! Would be nice if that would show that before I wasted my time driving there!

My girlfriend and I loved this hike!!! So beautiful and peaceful.. 8 Miles!!

trail running
1 month ago

Pretty sweet lil trail super easy , easy to navigate , descent lil scenery nice lil water way in the middle

trail running
1 month ago

Its a good long flat running trail.

Definitely bring some sandals, or a towel. The waterfall and creek is very inviting after hiking an hour or two. Flat and lots of nature.

So this hike is beautiful but... the tick infestation sign at the trail head is no joke! My dog brought home 9 ticks. If you hike this trail I highly recommend staying directly on the trail and don’t let your furry friend run around in the brush at all! I love the hike but I won’t be back to this one because the ticks are terrible to deal with.

great for beginners.

Nice trail, pretty flat but a good distance. only saw a few other bicycles on the trail.

Pretty easy hike.

Great trail for beginners or someone looking for a quick escape. Easy trail to merge with surrounding trails and add a challenge.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great ride for beginners... was my first mountain biking trail and I loved it.. gonna do this a few more times to build more confidence... went on a weekday, very few people on the trail.

Good hike that leads to a small waterfall, but a little crowded. Still worth the experience.

Lovely trail, well maintained. We did the loop today in 2hrs 22min.

- I was grateful we chose to go UP the grade, to your right from the parking lot, which meant we went DOWN the goat hill section.
- partial shade when you are down in the canyon
- lots of lizards, some wildflowers, some birds, thankfully no snakes!
- very few other folks out
- flat canyon-top 1.5-ish mile segment of the trail that backs up to the parking lots of tech offices
- although dogs are allowed, this trail is very narrow in parts, and the volume of plants with burrs and “stickers” would have me leave mine at home for this one.
- view includes houses and businesses- about 1/6 of it you feel totally “in nature”
- I echo what others have written- most photos shown (another user’s) are NOT from this trail- they are from Los Penasquitos Canyon trail.

Not a very interesting trail and crowded. Very hot. The creek was cool.

This is a short, fun but rocky trail.... I will return after a good rain so I can see the water flowing!

Great short walking

Don’t overlook the easy trails if it is beautiful scenery that you seek! I got some really dope pics here. This trail was peaceful on a weekday morning and I found the solitude that I was craving.

Went with my 4 yr old and 8 month old and they did fine. Saw a large coyote after a family of deer which was neat. Waterfall was ok nothing spectacular but nice to look at. We came in on the West side of the trail so no parking fee.

If you drive in to the actual preserve it costs $3 to park. There was still quite a bit of water at the falls, it was a pretty hike!

Extremely crowded trail but I still agree that it's a nice hike. Not a good one with the dog if you have a nervous dog like mine.

walking
2 months ago

Nice easy walk with spots of shade and beautiful views. Connects to the river trail so can cross over and go up the hill if you want something more challenging!

hiking
2 months ago

Loved hiking along the water rocks. Hiked it with the kids and they loved it!

A nice long trail so if you like long walks & nature go check it out. Bring plenty of water food/snacks. At the end of trail is a water fall nice site to see.

2 months ago

Nice but very busy as you would expect being so close by.

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