Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Beautiful views but yes be prepared to see naked people. We walked 6 miles in and out

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.

mountain biking
5 days ago

Hardly anyone around and the beach all to yourself. Watch for horseback.

My second time at North Fortuna. This time I signed the book

Very busy and a lot of rock hopping

hiking
11 days ago

Best big city park I’ve even been to.

beautiful spot! there will be crowds, it’s popular :)

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

hiking
14 days ago

Very amazing view!!! Great easy hike, my friend with me did it in flip flops lol

The saddle trail is super steep and slippery. Great cardio workout and a fun slip and slide on the way down!

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

This was my first "hike" in San Diego. Nice incline. Fairly congested up and down. Great views throughout.

Amazing trail! Once you get passed the overcrowded cowels mountain trail, you pretty much have the whole trail to yourself. I barely ran into 4 people all together. Great inclines and declines. The last .25 mile to the peak is a nice challenge for any hiker. Absolutely loved this trail- definitely coming back!

5 Peak challenge completed

Chill. My toddler enjoys running around here and exercising her nature vocabulary.

Wear hiking boots if you take the saddle trail. It gets slipperaaaaaaay! I like horses.

Nice damn and oh damn! My legs hurt.

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.

walking
21 days ago

Downhill first mile, uphill on the wayback. jogger friendly.

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.

finished 5 peak challenge with this peak. to me it was the most diffucult

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.

hiking
24 days ago

Love Point Loma. This is a nice little trail with great views of Coronado, San Diego and Tijuana in the distance. There's some WWII history things to see related to gigantic spot lights and a generator building. Nothing too dramatic on the road grade - most people can handle it though wouldn't recommend wheel chairs. Lots of native California vegetation with some identification signage. Pick a little of the Coastal Sage and smush it with your fingers - the smell is wonderful.

Beautiful scenery and trail is very clear - most climbing up steps though and is very crowded

walking
24 days 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!

Load More