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259 mi 417 km of trail 12 Runs

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 158 Trails Intermediate Trails 42 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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gem Favorite Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

(4) Coronado, CA
gem Favorite Grand Del Mar Resort is beautifully framed by mountains.

Anton Knechtel Gravesite

(1) Del Mar, CA

Runs in San Diego - 12

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Favorite The area of the beach that the Torrey Pines State Reserve trails lead to...
Easy/Intermediate

Torrey Pines State Reserve Loop

2.4 mi 3.9 km • Loop • 329 ft Ascent 100.18 m Ascent

(32) Del Mar, CA
Favorite Where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean during low tide.
Easy

Tijuana River National Estuary & Coastline

5.4 mi 8.7 km • Loop • 30 ft Ascent 9.29 m Ascent

(2) Imperia…, CA
Favorite Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Peak Out-and-Back

5.8 mi 9.4 km • Out and Back • 1,772 ft Ascent 540.24 m Ascent

(15) La Mesa, CA
Favorite Looking North East from the top of Cowles Mountain. The trail that can be seen is the service road.
Intermediate

Cowles Mountain Backside Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 874 ft Ascent 266.28 m Ascent

(18) La Mesa, CA
Favorite South Fortuna from Visitor Center loop
Intermediate

Mission Trails Loops

11.1 mi 17.9 km • Loop • 1,593 ft Ascent 485.66 m Ascent

(7) La Mesa, CA
Favorite Mustard bloom in Los Peñasquitos Canyon.
Easy/Intermediate

Penasquitos Creek Loop

13.1 mi 21.1 km • Loop • 319 ft Ascent 97.13 m Ascent

(15) Fairban…, CA
Favorite Wildflowers bloom at the start of the Lusardi Creek Loop Trail in the spring.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lusardi Creek Loop Trail

10.3 mi 16.6 km • Loop • 983 ft Ascent 299.67 m Ascent

(6) Fairban…, CA
Favorite Where did that come from?
Intermediate

Hollenbeck Canyon Loop

13.2 mi 21.2 km • Loop • 1,519 ft Ascent 462.98 m Ascent

(1) Jamul, CA
Favorite Where did that come from?
Intermediate

Hollenbeck Canyon Perimeter Loop

15.0 mi 24.1 km • Loop • 1,725 ft Ascent 525.9 m Ascent

(1) Jamul, CA
Favorite Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Intermediate

Three Bridges Loop to Los Peñasquitos Canyon

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 558 ft Ascent 170.22 m Ascent

(3) Carmel…, CA
Favorite Sunrise from the slab, top of the run
Intermediate/Difficult

Slab Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km • Loop • 713 ft Ascent 217.29 m Ascent

(2) Poway, CA
Favorite This is the steepest section of the trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Palacio Del Mar Views Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 248 ft Ascent 75.53 m Ascent

(1) Carmel…, CA

Trails in San Diego - 190

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1.3 mi 2.0 km #1Kwaay Paay Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.3 mi 2.0 km Santee, CA 21 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Razor Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Del Mar, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3North Beach Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Imperial Beach, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Imperial Beach, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #4Broken Hill Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Del Mar, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5North McCoy Trail
Easy
Imperial Beach, CA
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Imperial Beach, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #6Mesa Trail
Difficult
Santee, CA
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Santee, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Kroc Trail
Easy/Intermediate
La Jolla, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km La Jolla, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Guy Fleming Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Del Mar, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #9Coast Walk Trail
Easy
La Jolla, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km La Jolla, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #10South Fortuna Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Santee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #11Cowles Mountain Trail
Intermediate
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km La Mesa, CA 16 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #12Point Loma Tide Pools
Intermediate
Coronado, CA
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Coronado, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #13Mother Miguel/Rock House Trail
Intermediate
La Presa, CA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km La Presa, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Beach Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Del Mar, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #15North Fortuna Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.5 km Santee, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #16Climbers Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Santee, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #17Tecolote Canyon Trail - South
Easy/Intermediate
San Diego, CA
Easy/Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km San Diego, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #18Big Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.6 mi 2.5 km Santee, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #19Pyles Peak Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Mesa, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km La Mesa, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #20Yucca Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Del Mar, CA

Photos of San Diego - 227

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Where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean. Taken at low tide in the Fall.
Sep 13, 2017 near Imperia…, CA
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
Great views await those that travel this short trail.
Apr 25, 2018 near La Jolla, CA
Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Feb 19, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Partial panorama at the top of Pyles Peak. You can see Cowles Mountain at the right side of the photo.
Jun 29, 2015 near La Mesa, CA
Panoramic Ocean View.
Dec 17, 2015 near San Diego, CA
Looking North East from the top of Cowles Mountain. The trail that can be seen is the service road.
Jun 29, 2015 near La Mesa, CA

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