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Gems in San Diego - 2

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gem Favorite Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

(5) Coronado, CA
gem Favorite Anton Knechtel (1823-1903) gravesite at sunset, enclosed by a new wood picket fence.

Anton Knechtel Gravesite

(1) Del Mar, CA

Recommended Routes in San Diego - 14

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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 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 Mustard bloom in Los Peñasquitos Canyon.
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 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 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 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 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 Top of South Fortuna summit views
Intermediate/Difficult

Fortunas Loop CCW from Tierrasanta

6.9 mi 11.1 km 1,369' Up 417.33 m Up 1,369' Down 417.3 m Down

La Mesa, CA

San Diego Hiking

  • 379 Miles 609 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 127 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 147 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Diego - 275

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2.3 mi 3.8 km #1Coast to Crest Trail: San Dieguito Lagoon
Easy
Solana Beach, CA
Easy
Solana Beach, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Carmel Mountain Rd to Little Shaw Valley
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Lopez Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #4Dust Devil Nature Trail North Loop
Easy
Del Mar, CA
Easy
Del Mar, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Dust Devil Nature Trail West Loop
Easy
Del Mar, CA
Easy
Del Mar, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6North McCoy Trail
Easy
Imperial Beach, CA
Easy
Imperial Beach, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Walker Preserve Trail
Easy
Lakeside, CA
Easy
Lakeside, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Coast Walk Trail
Easy
La Jolla, CA
Easy
La Jolla, CA
2.3 mi 3.6 km #9Doenges Trail
Difficult
Jamul, CA
Difficult
Jamul, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #10Sloane Canyon Road
Easy
Crest, CA
Easy
Crest, CA

Photos of San Diego - 301

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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
Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Feb 19, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean. Taken at low tide in the Fall.
Sep 13, 2017 near Imperia…, CA
This area has beautiful cliffs with wonderful tide pools strewn throughout.
Apr 23, 2018 near Coronado, CA
Great views await those that travel this short trail.
Apr 25, 2018 near La Jolla, CA
Del Mar Mesa Equestrian trail under a dramatic sky to the east.
Jan 23, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Rancho Bernardo viewed from Black Mountain on a very clear day. Oak Valley Middle School is at the bottom, left of center and Palomer Mountain is in the background 28 miles away, left of center.
Feb 7, 2021 near Fairban…, CA