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Hollenbeck Canyon Perimeter Loop

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Length


15.0 Miles 24.1 Kilometers


1,725' 526 m

Ascent

-1,725' -526 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

2,001' 610 m

High

736' 224 m

Low

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A long hike of almost the entire perimeter of the Hollenback Canyon.

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Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This loop is mostly on trails, with about 15% of your hiking on the road. The road section is very steep! It will challenge any hiker.

Need to Know

This area is known to be hot. Proper hydration and heat management, if exposed to the sun, are required.

Description

Start your hike on the south side of the area and park in the free parking lot. Begin your hike in a clockwise direction; as you go you'll be slowly gaining elevation. It is a steady climb for the first 5-6 miles. This lengthy uphill will challenge even the best hikers, but it's doable.

Once you pass a rusty box, turn left on the main dirt road, then right, and you'll end up on a regular streets for local houses. Follow the map or use the Hiking Project mobile app to find your way. The road will start to wind and continue to climb. This climb is one of the steeper sections of the loop so pace yourself.

Make a final right turn off the streets back on the trail to begin your descent. From here, it is a long and mostly gradual downhill back to the trailhead where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Typical San Diego hills vegetation...thorny, dried out bushes. Saw a coyote in the distance.

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