Looking for a great trail near San Diego, California? AllTrails has 126 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mission Trails Regional Park or Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 66 easy trails in San Diego ranging from 0.7 to 11.3 miles and from 9 to 1,292 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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This is a fun easy trail even for kids. Go in and back or make a loop and finish on a walk through a nice neighborhood.

Nice hike but do it early. It’s gets warm.

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no shade
rocky
2 days ago

Nice hike but I would not recommend starting it at noon. Way too hot!

Nice views. Lots of mountain bikers on the trail. Make sure you listen for them because they come down fast! Lots of little flies/bugs that wouldn’t leave you alone. Wish we had bug spray. Kinda sad there was no rocks to rest at the top. I like to just take it all in for a few minutes. We just sat on the ground.

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bugs
2 days ago

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no shade
rocky
2 days ago

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

heavy intwresante..beautiful view

walking
3 days ago

Not sure how this could be rated as moderate. Easy.

This is a nice in the city country Trail. You can’t get lost on this trail because you’re walking between hills on one side and State Highway 52 on the other side. It’s mostly flat nice trail give meet lots of people dogs bicycles pretty safe area. Lots of nice trees but the area is dry there are two sets of restrooms. We got on the trailAt the Regents Road entrance which is before the official trail starts at the Genesee Road entrance. There is a connection to the Rose Canyon Trail to the west contiguous with this trail. We explored several different side trails including one called Kroc . Rocky straight up hill. We enjoyed the day we enjoyed the hike.

hiking
bugs
off trail
3 days ago

First time doing this trail and it is pretty cool. I ran half the trail and walked the rest. It’s a pretty flat trail. Nice little water fall here too. Great views. I would definitely bring bug spray though. Certain parts a the trail have a lot of bugs flying around you. Overall great trail.

Nice enough for a local jaunt, but hard to get the feeling of really communing with “nature”. The freeway is visible in parts of the trail and can still be heard in some parts even when not seen. Electric wires overhead are everywhere. But it’s a 20-minute drive from home, so the park is in the middle of an urban area. I hiked it clockwise, so I went down the super steep part instead of climbing it. First loop was very lightly trafficked; second loop was heavily so. Felt harder and longer than an eight-mile hike because it was up and down the entire distance.

hiking
closed
3 days ago

Nice hike. Lots of shade. Flat pretty much the entire way. The creek adds a nice touch. Unfortunately, some of the trail was closed, so we did a few u turns and detours to find the marked trail. Not sure how long maintenance will be going on, but keep it in mind.

hiking
no shade
3 days ago

Enjoy doing this hike each time I’m in the San Diego area. Lots of spots are very steep, though, and the sand makes it hard to grip. Prepare for a dirty butt

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 days ago

Great trail! My fiancé spotted a Coyote near the Boy Scout bridge in the first mile but I didn’t see. Was worth it to start on the South Fortuna Trail and end on the North! Took about 3 hours with a couple short breaks at the summits. Bring enough water!

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 days ago

Nice Saturday morning hike! Beginning and end are in direct sun, so wear sunscreen/bring lots of water. Nice shady section in the middle, good variation in terrain to keep it interesting. Might be a little rocky for puppy paws, but would be great for energetic kids!

running
no shade
3 days ago

hiking
bugs
rocky
3 days ago

This was a fun hike. It was definitely more than the grasslands trail. It takes you back by the 52 and down a dry creek that is very rocky. There is not much shade so make sure you plan accordingly. Overall a fun trail, but there are plenty others at mission trails I would rather do first. There were also some bugs flying around along the trail. Nothing too crazy.

Very good trail, has a few steep inclines on some very loose rocks...great views!

Nice flat loop around a dog park.

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Trails down is steep and rocky, easy to lose footing. Nice trail and one of the fastest and direct paths to the waterfalls. Falls still had a good amount of water for it being at the end of summer. Nice hike, will do this one again.

hiking
7 days ago

relaxing

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