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Best trails in Santa Ysabel

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Looking for a great trail near Santa Ysabel, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 around Cuyamaca Rancho State Park or Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Poway Park or El Capitan County Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Santa Ysabel ranging from 1.8 to 14.1 miles and from 987 to 4,045 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Santa Ysabel
Top trails (11)
#1 - Santa Ysabel Preserve West Trail
Santa Ysabel Preserve
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
The Santa Ysabel Preserve-West is located between Santa Ysabel and Ramona about 40 miles northeast of San Diego. Portions of the trail are steep. Numerous oak trees populate the hills with several piShow more
#2 - Black Mountain OHV Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 44 m
Note: Road is subject to closure based on wet weather or fire danger by the Forest Service. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb53Show more
#3 - West Vista Loop
Santa Ysabel Preserve
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
West Vista Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#4 - Upper San Diego River
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Upper San Diego River is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The Show more
#5 - Inaja Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 26 m
Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed due to repavement (06/04/2020). Show more
#6 - Black Canyon
Santa Ysabel, California
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 54 m
Black Canyon is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#7 - Santa Ysabel Nature Center Loop Trail
Santa Ysabel Nature Center
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
The Santa Ysabel Nature Center recently opened on December 14, 2019, make sure to step inside and see all the interpretive displays. This new Nature Center trail connects to the Santa Ysabel Loop and Show more
#8 - Lusardi Truck Trail
Santa Ysabel, California
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Length: 6 mi
Lusardi Truck Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#9 - Love Valley Trail
Palomar Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Love Valley Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#10 - West Vista Loop, Coast to Crest and Kanaka Loop Trail
Santa Ysabel Preserve
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 8 h 58 m
West Vista Loop, Coast to Crest and Kanaka Loop Trail is a 17.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficulShow more
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