Walking San Diego  by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt & Barbara Coffin Moore

Walking San Diego Guide Book

by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt & Barbara Coffin Moore (The Mountaineers Books)
Walking San Diego  by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt & Barbara Coffin Moore
There's more to San Diego than Sea World and the Zoo. This friendly guidebook leads readers to a surprising number of quiet and little-known places that are perfect to explore on foot. Most of the 120 walks described are about two hours long, suitable for all ages, and less than an hour's drive from downtown San Diego. An additional 45 short walks are featured at the end of the book. With more than 100 photos and maps to guide your adventures, this is a refreshing look at the green side of California's fastest growing county.

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Trails from the "Walking San Diego" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 35.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 35.

At Black’s Canyon, a dramatic descent from the million-dollar mesa-top homes of La Jolla Farms leads to one of the county’s best and least accessible beaches. Wonderful ocean views framed by steep gre ...
La Jolla, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.3
San Diego’s first national monument, Cabrillo is a beautiful place indeed, with sweeping views of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. There are tidepools to explore, an old lighthouse to visit, and s ...
San Diego, CA - Birding,Hiking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 6
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This 26,000-acre park, just 40 miles from downtown San Diego, lies in the Cuyamaca Mountains, whose 6512-foot Cuyamaca Peak is the second highest point in the county (Hot Springs Mountain near Warner ...
Descanso, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
Adjacent to Dixon Lake is this 3058-acre expanse of hills, valleys, and meadows, with more than 20 miles of trails for hikers and bikers to follow. Daley Ranch offers a wide range of walking opportuni ...
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 6.4
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Owned and operated by the city of Escondido, Dixon Lake is an attractive reservoir surrounded by 527 acres of green grass, rolling hills, and shade trees. There are three picnic areas with tables and ...
Escondido, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
A backcountry county park with shady live oak trees and a pleasant campground, Dos Picos is a popular place for group picnics. A small stream-fed lake attracts wild and domestic water birds, and many ...
Ramona, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
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A 750-acre open space park with 10 miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, Elfin Forest has a flat streamside section and lots of rugged chaparral, with steep ascents and good views as you climb. T ...
Escondido, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
With 53 acres of rolling hills, shade trees, and flat grassy areas, split by a pleasant year-round creek, this pretty county park offers family and group picnicking, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and c ...
Escondido, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
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An attractive 569-acre county park in a part of the county that isn’t as rural as it used to be, Guajome is still a good spot to picnic, walk, or camp. Fishermen enjoy the spring-fed, man-made lakes, ...
Vista, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 5.5
Heise Park includes almost 1000 acres of pine and oak woodlands on the northern edge of the Laguna Mountains. Here, as in the neighboring Cuyamacas, you’ll find hot summers, crisp autumns, snowy winte ...
Julian, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 4.3
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Beautifully located on a hillside with panoramic views over Mission Bay, this 79-acre city park is really two parks in one: grassy slopes for picnicking, kite-flying, ball-playing, frisbee-tossing, an ...
Pacific Beach, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
A popular spot for fishing, boating, and windsurfing, Lake Hodges is a city reservoir operated by the San Diego Water Utilities Department. For landlubbers, there are picnic tables and porta-potties s ...
Escondido, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 12
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Lake Jennings is an attractive mountain-ringed reservoir with a 100-acre campground at its northwest corner, and a boat pier, launch ramp, and concession to the south. Popular with fishermen, the lake ...
Lakeside, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 3
A 3250-acre recreational area surrounding a 1500-acre reservoir, Lake Morena Park is a popular spot for fishing, boating, windsurfing (summer only), or camping. The lake is stocked with big-time bass, ...
Campo, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
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This fine lake (man-made, of course) and its surrounding wilderness area are good news for walkers, part of the city of Poway’s system of hiking and equestrian trails that connect residential neighbor ...
Poway, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.2
A man-made mountain lake whose pleasant surroundings are still untouched by major development, San Vicente has only one drawback: it costs $5.00 per person to get in on summer weekends, when the lake ...
Lakeside, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.4
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A beautiful and relatively unvisited city reservoir, Lake Sutherland is ringed by Indian reservations, an agricultural preserve, and the Cleveland National Forest. It offers good fishing, a small, tre ...
Ramona, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
A good choice for long and short hikes is Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, with its meadows, tree-lined trails, and wide-open spaces. This 4100-acre natural park, jointly owned by city and county, was ...
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length:
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Covering 4600 acres of land and water, Mission Bay is said to be the largest aquatic park in the U.S. There are grassy picnic areas, playgrounds, sandy beaches, boat launch facilities, and restrooms a ...
San Diego, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 14
With 397 acres of chaparral and woodlands, Oak Oasis is a fine place to walk. Part of the projected Pines-to-Spines transcounty trail system that will ultimately go all the way from the Torrey Pines S ...
Lakeside, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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