Hiking Trails in San Diego

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Hiking Trails in San Diego

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  • Kimberly A
    Baton Rouge, LA3 contributions
    I'm not a hiker, but I loved the Guy Fleming Trail. It was the highlight of the trip. The views can't be beat!
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Rob&MostlyVee
    Indianapolis, IN55 contributions
    BE CAREFUL!
    Wear close-toe shoes with GRIP or you're going to slip and fall down. I definitely don't recommend this to kids or anyone who isn't an avid hiker. There's an upper and lower path but they're both sketchy at some point.
    It's exceptionally busy in the summer and not enough room for more than one person to pass at a time. People can be rude and that leads to others falling.
    I watched a girl slip and luckily there were enough people to grab her before she fell.
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • Emily R
    North Ridgeville, OH6 contributions
    We hiked along the upper rocks and then spent about four hours (the two hours leading up to low tide and then the two hours after) exploring the tide pools below ... But we could have kept going! We saw crabs, hermit crabs, a sea star, a couple of sea slugs, a nudibranch, and an octopus! The volunteers roaming around are happy to share their stories/experiences and direct you to areas where you are likely to see something interesting.

    Make sure you have a walking stick and water shoes with a good grip!
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Kayakgirly
    London, UK247 contributions
    Undulating road surface around the reservoir which is marked out at 5 miles. Plenty of toilet facilities around the ‘lake’. Good view of the Miramar area from one end of the path.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • Nikko Gandia
    Monterey, CA341 contributions
    easy hiking in the torrey pines natural reserve. i posted a video that includes a vlog, tips and suggestions for all hiking levels, so you can be prepared. you can find a link to my youtube on my profile or you can look me up by name: “nikko gandia”.

    there's free parking before the main entrance but that’ll add another 2-3 miles and some elevation to your hike. the fee was $25 and i went on a sunday.

    the guy fleming trail loop has beautiful views of the cliffs, ocean and the san diego coast. easy trail with minimal elevation.

    i also hiked to the red butte using the razor point trail and then down to the beach. it's another easy trail with about 300 ft of elevation gain.

    the park is made up of 2 trail loops and 5+ connecting shorter trails. i saw many families hiking, so i think it's a great place for beginner hikers. make sure to check the distance/elevation gain of the trails you're planning to go on to make sure you’re prepared.
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • Diane P
    Portland, OR635 contributions
    People will say this is an easy hike but it’s relative. I thought it was very manageable but it is basically a mile down and a mile up so you’ll need to consider that. It’s not going to be easy for people who don’t walk or hike at least a little. The views are great and I like how it rounds the bend so that you get so many different views. I parked by the visitors center and walked up to the lighthouse and then down to the trail. $20 to get into the monument. You’ll also pass the beautiful and moving Fort Rosecrans National cemetery.
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • meaveg
    boynton beach, florida164 contributions
    Took a stroll on the San Clemente Pier this weekend. Parking was very difficult. Not surprising for the weekend.
    The pier wasn't crowded but the restaurants were. It smelled wonderful but we didn't eat.
    No shops here but one little store (kind of like a gas station store)
    Written 30 December 2018
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