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Gems in San Diego - 2

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gem Favorite Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

(4) Coronado, CA
gem Favorite Grand Del Mar Resort is beautifully framed by mountains.

Anton Knechtel Gravesite

(1) Del Mar, CA

Recommended Routes in San Diego - 13

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Favorite The area of the beach that the Torrey Pines State Reserve trails lead to...
Intermediate

Torrey Pines State Reserve Loop

2.4 mi 3.9 km 329' Up 100.18 m Up 330' Down 100.46 m Down

Del Mar, CA
Favorite Where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean during low tide.
Easy

Tijuana River National Estuary & Coastline

5.4 mi 8.7 km 30' Up 9.29 m Up 30' Down 9.29 m Down

Imperia…, CA
Favorite Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Difficult

Three Peak Out-and-Back

5.8 mi 9.4 km 1,772' Up 540.24 m Up 1,772' Down 540.18 m Down

La Mesa, CA
Favorite Taking a quick break at the waterfall.
Easy/Intermediate

Penasquitos Creek Loop

13.1 mi 21.1 km 319' Up 97.13 m Up 319' Down 97.18 m Down

Fairban…, CA
Favorite Looking North East from the top of Cowles Mountain. The trail that can be seen is the service road.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cowles Mountain Backside Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km 874' Up 266.28 m Up 877' Down 267.18 m Down

La Mesa, CA
Favorite South Fortuna from Visitor Center loop
Intermediate

Mission Trails Loops

11.1 mi 17.9 km 1,593' Up 485.66 m Up 1,581' Down 482.01 m Down

La Mesa, CA
Favorite Black Mountain Ranch Park is quite beautiful in its verdant spring form.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lusardi Creek Loop Trail

10.3 mi 16.6 km 983' Up 299.67 m Up 968' Down 295.05 m Down

Fairban…, CA
Favorite Where did that come from?
Intermediate

Hollenbeck Canyon Loop

13.2 mi 21.2 km 1,519' Up 462.98 m Up 1,522' Down 463.95 m Down

Jamul, CA
Favorite Where did that come from?
Intermediate

Hollenbeck Canyon Perimeter Loop

15.0 mi 24.1 km 1,725' Up 525.9 m Up 1,725' Down 525.89 m Down

Jamul, CA
Favorite Taking a quick break at the waterfall.
Easy

Los Peñasquitos Creek Waterfall

3.7 mi 6.0 km 68' Up 20.72 m Up 68' Down 20.76 m Down

Carmel…, CA
Favorite Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Bridges Loop to Los Peñasquitos Canyon

5.3 mi 8.6 km 558' Up 170.22 m Up 558' Down 169.93 m Down

Carmel…, CA
Favorite This is the steepest section of the trail.
Intermediate

Palacio Del Mar Views Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km 248' Up 75.53 m Up 247' Down 75.25 m Down

Carmel…, CA
Favorite Sunrise from the slab, top of the run
Intermediate/Difficult

Slab Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 713' Up 217.29 m Up 714' Down 217.64 m Down

Poway, CA

San Diego Hiking

  • 357 Miles 574 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 95 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 104 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Diego - 191

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1.3 mi 2.0 km #1Kwaay Paay Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA 22 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Razor Point Trail
Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3North Beach Trail
Intermediate
Imperial Beach, CA
Intermediate
Imperial Beach, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4San Diego River Trail
Easy
Lakeside, CA
Easy
Lakeside, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Broken Hill Trail
Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6North McCoy Trail
Easy
Imperial Beach, CA
Easy
Imperial Beach, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #7Mesa Trail
Difficult
Santee, CA
Difficult
Santee, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Kroc Trail
Intermediate
La Jolla, CA
Intermediate
La Jolla, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Guy Fleming Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10Coast Walk Trail
Easy
La Jolla, CA
Easy
La Jolla, CA

Photos of San Diego - 246

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Where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean. Taken at low tide in the Fall.
Sep 13, 2017 near Imperia…, CA
The area of the beach that the Torrey Pines State Reserve trails lead to...
Oct 24, 2016 near Del Mar, CA
Broken Hill - one of the many scenic spots in the reserve.
Oct 24, 2016 near Del Mar, CA
Great views await those that travel this short trail.
Apr 25, 2018 near La Jolla, CA
This area has beautiful cliffs with wonderful tide pools strewn throughout.
Apr 23, 2018 near Coronado, CA
Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Feb 19, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Jun 29, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Panoramic Ocean View.
Dec 17, 2015 near San Diego, CA