Best Trails Near Del Mar CA

Del Mar has 29 trails in the vicinity, including 26 hiking trails and 6 for trail running. These trails range from 0.5 to 14.5 miles in length. The longest trail in Del Mar is Torrey Pines State Reserve a well-known trail measuring 14.5 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Beach Trail / Broken Hill Trail Loop, Torrey Pines State Reserve and Los Penasquitos Canyon—East Approach Trail. Trails.com member Sharri S. recently completed Beach Trail / Broken Hill Trail Loop.

More information on the best trails in Del Mar can be found below.
  • Beach Trail / Broken Hill Trail Loop

    7 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    This hike will take you to the very brink of the Pacific, passing through scattered Torrey pines (one of earth’s rarest species of trees), and past two magnificent viewpoints on the 350-foot ...
    •  Day hike
    •  3.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike will take you to the very brink of the Pacific, passing through scattered Torrey pines (one of earth’s rarest species ...

  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

    2 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Peñasquitos translates from the Spanish as “little cliffs.” The name references the steep hills that border this delightful canyon. This area includes land first granted to San Diego by Mexico ...
    •  1.75 - 2.5 hours
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Peñasquitos translates from the Spanish as “little cliffs.” The name references the steep hills that border this delightful ...

  • Guy Fleming Trail

    1 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Perched atop massive sandstone bluffs above a lonely stretch of coastline, one of the world’s rarest trees, pinus torreyana, or Torrey pine, has found a lasting and protected home. Once widespread ...
    •  Day hike
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Perched atop massive sandstone bluffs above a lonely stretch of coastline, one of the world’s rarest trees, pinus torreyana, ...

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve Trail

    1 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    If you’re interested in identifying plants and wildflowers typical of the coast and coastal strip, the reserve is simply the best single place to go in San Diego County. Excellent interpretive ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’re interested in identifying plants and wildflowers typical of the coast and coastal strip, the reserve is simply ...

  • Scripps Coastal Reserve Trail

    1 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    The Scripps Coastal Reserve, managed by the University of California Natural Reserve System, includes a small, undeveloped mesa overlooking the ocean, canyon slopes to either side of the bluff, ...
    •  .5 hour
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Scripps Coastal Reserve, managed by the University of California Natural Reserve System, includes a small, undeveloped ...

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve

    1 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Torrey Pines State Reserve offers spectacular ocean and shoreline views from the top of weather-beaten cliffs. The smooth, sandy trails wind through native chaparral. Rare Torrey pines grow on ...
    •  .75 - 1.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Torrey Pines State Reserve offers spectacular ocean and shoreline views from the top of weather-beaten cliffs. The smooth, ...

  • Torrey Pines Extension Trail

    1 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    The diminutive Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension area is a little farther removed from the ocean than the main reserve, but in many respects it is equally interesting. The gnarled Torrey pines ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The diminutive Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension area is a little farther removed from the ocean than the main reserve, ...

  • Rancho Penasquitos Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Sure, it’s an ambitious distance to tackle, but this 6.5-mile hike follows smooth, nearly level fire roads for most of its length, and ends at a soothing waterfall where you can soak your sore ...
    •  Day hike
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Sure, it’s an ambitious distance to tackle, but this 6.5-mile hike follows smooth, nearly level fire roads for most of its ...

  • La Jolla Shores to Torrey Pines Beach Trail

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    There are only a few places along the Southern California coastline where you can hike for miles in a single direction and not catch sight of a highway, railroad tracks, powerlines, houses, or ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    There are only a few places along the Southern California coastline where you can hike for miles in a single direction and ...

  • San Dieguito Lagoon

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Wide open spaces, fresh ocean breezes, and good bird- watching opportunities.
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Wide open spaces, fresh ocean breezes, and good bird- watching opportunities.

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    “Torrey Pines State Reserve is a majestic wilderness island amidst an increasingly urban area,” says the visitor’s guide, and so it is. It includes about 2000 acres of spectacular cliffs, canyons, ...
    •  Up to all day
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    “Torrey Pines State Reserve is a majestic wilderness island amidst an increasingly urban area,” says the visitor’s guide, ...

  • La Jolla Shores to Blacks Beach

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Wide beaches, tide pools, an observation pier, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography are all reasons to explore this stretch of coast. Whether drawn to the famous white sands and surf culture ...
    •  1to2 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Wide beaches, tide pools, an observation pier, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography are all reasons to explore this ...

  • San Dieguito County Park

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    A favorite destination for families with people of all ages and athletic abilities, this inland retreat offers shady trees, grassy fields, and plenty of play equipment to keep the family busy ...
    •  1hour
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A favorite destination for families with people of all ages and athletic abilities, this inland retreat offers shady trees, ...

  • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Although popular, and dead center in the middle of a populated urban area, Los Peñasquitos always seems a little remote. The hike begins at the newest trailhead and ends at a remote waterfall, ...
    •  2to3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Although popular, and dead center in the middle of a populated urban area, Los Peñasquitos always seems a little remote. ...

  • Blacks Beach

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    If you want to ditch the crowds and your clothes, Blacks Beach is difficult to beat. This beach lies beneath the towering sandstone cliffs of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.
    •  4hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    If you want to ditch the crowds and your clothes, Blacks Beach is difficult to beat. This beach lies beneath the towering ...

  • Razor Trail

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    A bit of elevation is lost as the trail winds its way toward the ocean and panoramic Razor Point. There is plenty to look at along the way, from the wonderfully picturesque and rare trees that ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    A bit of elevation is lost as the trail winds its way toward the ocean and panoramic Razor Point. There is plenty to look ...

  • North Beach – Del Mar Dog Beach Trail

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    This is not so much a hike as just one of those rare Southern California beaches that allows dogs. For the most part, on beaches south of San Luis Obispo County, dogs are canina non-grata ,and ...
    •  .5 hour
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is not so much a hike as just one of those rare Southern California beaches that allows dogs. For the most part, on ...

  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve: West End to Waterfall Loop

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    The creek provides a relaxing riparian backdrop in this popular preserve. The 3,720-acre oasis of nature amid the traffic and city excitement offers a home to wildlife such as coyotes, birds, ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The creek provides a relaxing riparian backdrop in this popular preserve. The 3,720-acre oasis of nature amid the traffic ...

  • Crest Canyon Open Space Preserve Loop

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Scarcely more than a stone’s throw from the beaches of Del Mar, Crest Canyon is a pleasant walk through coastal sage scrub that can seem a world away from the hustle and bustle of a busy lif ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Scarcely more than a stone’s throw from the beaches of Del Mar, Crest Canyon is a pleasant walk through coastal sage scrub ...

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve: Guy Fleming Trail

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    No hurrying allowed—fill your senses with the serenity of nature’s power and beauty during an easy stroll along the Guy Fleming Trail. Puffy, gilt-edged clouds drift overhead, and a refreshing ...
    •  1 hour
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    No hurrying allowed—fill your senses with the serenity of nature’s power and beauty during an easy stroll along the Guy Fleming ...

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    The rare and beautiful Torrey pines atop the coastal bluffs south of Del Mar are as much a symbol of the Golden State as are the famed Monterey cypress trees native to central California’s coast. ...
    •  Up to 2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The rare and beautiful Torrey pines atop the coastal bluffs south of Del Mar are as much a symbol of the Golden State as ...

  • La Jolla Shores to Torrey Pines Beach

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    There are only a few places along the Southern California coastline where you can hike for miles and not see roads, railroad tracks, powerlines, or other signs of civilization. The Torrey Pines ...
    •  2½ hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    There are only a few places along the Southern California coastline where you can hike for miles and not see roads, railroad ...

  • Lopez Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    As “little brother” to Los Penasquitos Canyon, Lopez Canyon gets relatively little use and offers more solitude. Lopez is dry most of the year, but the sights and smells of sage and chaparral ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    As “little brother” to Los Penasquitos Canyon, Lopez Canyon gets relatively little use and offers more solitude. Lopez is ...

  • Los Penasquitos Canyon—West Approach Trail

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    The destination of this hike is the waterfall at the midpoint of Los Penasquitos Canyon. You’ll enjoy the characteristic openness of this end of the canyon best if you come here on a cool day; ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The destination of this hike is the waterfall at the midpoint of Los Penasquitos Canyon. You’ll enjoy the characteristic ...

  • Los Penasquitos Canyon—East Approach Trail

    0 Reviews

    Del Mar, CA

    Take along a picnic lunch and a blanket on this hike. There are many fine places—sunny meadows, oak-shaded flats, and the sycamore-fringed streamside— to stop for an hour’s relaxation. A good ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Take along a picnic lunch and a blanket on this hike. There are many fine places—sunny meadows, oak-shaded flats, and the ...