Hiking San Diego

In addition to ample sunshine, hiking San Diego offers hikes for everyone. From coastal hikes, to moonscape deserts, to big mountains, there’s tremendous variety. San Diego County’s 4,261 square miles are the most biologically diverse in California, with over 2,000 plant species, over 500 species of birds, and hundreds of species of reptiles and mammals.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Bernardo Bay Trail – San Dieguito River Park2.5EasySan Diego250Y
Hike Iron Mountain (San Diego)5.6ModeratePoway1220Y
Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail5Moderate Palomar Mountain1000Y
Santa Margarita River Trail5.7ModerateFallbrook630Y
Hike Batiquitos Lagoon Trail3.4EasyCarlsbad100Y
Oak Grove Trail to High Point Hike13.5HardWarner Springs3600Y
Potato Chip Rock Hike (San Diego)7.5HardPoway2130Y
Cowles Mountain Hike5ModerateSantee1170Y
Hiking Stonewall Peak Trail5.4EasyJulian1020N
Hike Cuyamaca Peak6ModerateJulian1610Y
Torrey Pines Hike Guide3.3EasyLa Jolla500N

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