Penasquitos Creek Loop

 12 votes

13.1 Miles 21.1 Kilometers

 

100% 

Runnable

75%

Singletrack

319' 97 m

Ascent

-319' -97 m

Descent

247' 75 m

High

35' 11 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Unknown

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An east-west trail that provides access to the majority of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve trails.

Zander Göpfert

Overview

Open all year. Parking areas are open from 8AM - 6PM.
A long loop through the preserve with unusual areas of lush, verdant woodlands that seem out of place in the desert landscapes of San Diego County.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Need to Know

Though signage is clear, some trails see illegal bike use to be aware of.

Runner Notes

A well-maintained trail with lots of shade for a cooler option in the middle of the day.

Description

This route provides access to the majority of the Preserve's trails.

Start at the Penasquitos Creek Park parking area and head west. The trail will wind around the creek and end at the highway. There are several creek tributaries you can cross along the trail.

At the highway, you cross the overpass and return on the south side of the creek heading east.

Besides the main trail, there is singletrack along the creek and outside of the main trail. There are also a number of spur trails to explore.

Flora & Fauna

Invasive wild fennel, poison oak, and rattlesnakes are greatly present but greatly outnumbered by the beautiful plant and animal species to keep an eye out for.

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