Happy Trails

It’s almost spring, which means there’s no better time to get outside and get active!   San Diego has a variety of trails for hikers at all levels of experience.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

This network of trails offers sweeping views of the Pacific with easy access.   In the winter, you might catch a glimpse of California grey whales; in the spring, wildflowers. Try the Razor Point (1.3 miles) or Guy Fleming Trail (.7 miles) for a leisurely walk, or take the more popular and moderate Beach Trail (1.7 miles) with access to the sand.

Torrey Pines

For more information:

http://www.torreypine.org/

Iron Mountain Summit Trail

The Iron Mountain Trail is located in Poway.   This 6.4 mile boulder- lined trail begins somewhat flat, but soon ascends into a moderate climb to the summit, where you will be rewarded with a panoramic view.

For more information:

http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGS373-047

Iron Mountain

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

This array of trails near Julian has everything from waterfalls, wildflowers, oak woodland forests, meadows, creeks, and expansive views, and is located just an hour outside the city. Try the Azalea Glen Trail (3.6 miles), which follows a year-round stream, or take the 3.5 mile route on the Lookout Fire Road to Cuyamaca Peak, which has an exceptional 360 degree view of the desert, coast, and Salton Sea.

For more information:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=667

Cuyamaca

Happy Trails!

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