Favorite Hiking Trails in San Diego

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With San Diego's awesome year-round weather and a plethora of hiking trails for all levels, it's no wonder hiking is a favorite pastime for San Diego families. Here are some favorite local trails, submitted by our readers:


NORTH COUNTY

Guy Fleming Trail at Torrey Pines

San Dieguito County Park, Del Mar

Iron Mountain Trail, Poway

Rancho Carrillo Trail, Carlsbad

Rancho Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

San Dieguito River Park Trails

San Elijo Hiking Trails

CENTRAL SAN DIEGO

Balboa Park

Mission Trails Regional Park/Cowles Mountain



EAST COUNTY SAN DIEGO

Palomar Mountain or Palomar Mountain State Park

Volcan Mountain, Julian

SOUTH BAY

Tijuana River Estuary or Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve


For more tips on hiking, or fun spots to go with kids in San Diego, check out the Out & About section of our site.


Updated: Jan. 2022

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