One of my favorite weekend activities is hitting the trails on a hike with the family! Holy wow, there are some amazing views in San Diego. From the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla to Cowles Mountain in east county, there’s always a fun hiking trail to discover in San Diego County. Not only that, but there’s a trail for every skill level, from easy, kid-friendly, family-centered, all the way up to rigorous.
Here’s a List of My Favorite Places to Hike in San Diego with Spectacular Views:
Torrey Pines State Reserve (La Jolla) I usually hike up from the beach and then loop around and come back down for cool down. Open from 7:15 am to sunset daily.
Cowles Mountain (92119) Beautiful, panoramic views from the top. Best to go early morning and bring plenty of water as there is no shade on the trail.
Annie’s Canyon Trail (Solana Beach) Gorgeous views of lagoon and ocean in an ecological reserve.
Tecolote Canyon (92111) 6.5 miles of trails with lots of up and down climbing.
Potato Chip Rock (Mt. Woodson summit) The rock is at the very top of the summit and takes about an hour or two to reach. It’s about 6.5 miles roundtrip.
Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail (South of 56/ Rancho Penasquitos) Easy seven mile hike with lots of nature.
I know San Diego has a million more hiking spots that I haven’t checked out yet, so be sure to check back for the latest picks for San Diego’s best places to hike. It’s summer, so get out there and hike, San Diego!
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