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Best trails in Valley Center

251 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails near Valley Center with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Valley Center
Top trails (4)
#1 - Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve Trails
Hellhole Canyon County Open Space Preserve
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Please note: parking opening hours 8 a.m. – sunset; Fri., Sat., Sun. and Mon. (only) Hellhole Canyon can close in the summer due to extreme summer heat. Please consult the park's website before visiting. An easy hike in an area with blooming flora to enjoy. At the beginning of the hike there are signs that give you information about the area. There are a few loops or hikes you can do in the preserve so you can make your hike as long or as short as you'd like.Show more
#2 - Cougar Ridge to Jack Creek Meadow to East Ridge Loop
Daley Ranch
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 7 h 16 m
#3 - Boulder Loop to Cougar Ridge Trail to Crest Trail Loop
Daley Ranch
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
#4 - Engelmann Oak, Hidden Spring, Cougar Ridge Trail Loop
Valley Center, California
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 3 h 50 m
Lots of trails through Daley Ranch, my first time exploring some of the northern portions. Very sandy, and not much shade, so bring some water. The ups and downs can be quite a challenge too. Wouldn't recommend kids or strollers on this one.Show more