Best Hikes Near San Diego Guide Book

by Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near San Diego   by Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya

224pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762763930

Take a Hike! Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are forty of the best hikes in the San Diego area, nearly all of them within an hour’s drive of the city. From forests and scenic vistas to beaches and quiet lagoons, this guide opens the door to a whole host of county, state, and city parks, all of them accessible year-round. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from: • Coronado Ferry • Black’s Beach • Blue Sky Ecological Preserve • Broken Hill Trail • Cowles Mountain • Border Field State Park

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near San Diego " Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Established in 1868, Balboa Park is one of the oldest dedicated recreation areas in the country. The park is home to fifteen major museums and a variety of themed gardens, performance venues, and the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This 3.2-mile hike runs along the northern section of a 610-acre lagoon and ecological preserve located in Carlsbad, California. Birders can expect to find great blue herons and snowy egrets year-roun ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Encinitas, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This hike between South Carlsbad and Moonlight State Beaches offers towering cliffssometimes into remote covesand broad stretches of white sand that blend into the distinctive shoreline that defines t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Encinitas, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: One of two remaining wooden roller coasters in coastal California, the 1925 Giant Dipper rises above this wide beach and grassy park that is the heart of Mission Beachs beach scene and a must-do hike ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
La Jolla, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: 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. From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Del Mar, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve takes you into backcountry that includes a walk by a stream that feeds into Lake Poway. With miles of trails, it is easy to spend the day here, hiking in and out of shade b ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: One of twenty-seven estuarine reserves in the country dedicated to research and education, this 2,500-acre park is fed by 1,735 square miles of watershed. The watershed continues south of the border i ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Imperial Beach, CA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Broken Hill Trail is considered the premier trail at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Scenic overlooks and access to Torrey Pines State Beach are all part of this hike. The surroundings offer littl ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: Dripping with history, the Bayside Trail at Point Loma offers so much more than just a gorgeous walk. From the whale lookouts to the artillery bunkers, this is a place to satisfy even the pickiest of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
San Diego, CA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Bordered by spectacular beaches on the one side and spectacular private homes on the other, this lagoon-to-lagoon walk gives you an idea how the other half lives as you imagine your own private beachf ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
San Luis Rey, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: After taking a ferry to Coronado Landing Park, walk along the harbor to observe scenic San Diego Bay with the sparkling city as a backdrop. Wander along the shoreline until you reach Tidelands Park, a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Panoramic views of San Diego County from its foothills to its blue shoreline lure hikers to this inland peak. Three trails access this extremely popular viewpoint, so if quiet solitude is your goal, p ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
La Mesa, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: The muddy delta at the mouth of the San Diego River is home to an endangered California least tern nesting area and countless other waterbirds. This popular destination is one of the best places to fr ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
La Jolla, CA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The variety and peace of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve attract a faithful following who breathe in the scent of eucalyptus while enjoying the clifftop breezes above the sea. This trail is named f ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: This walk begins at the fence that restricts casual visitors from North Island and heads south past one of the most historic buildings in San Diegothe magnificent Hotel del Coronadobefore meandering s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The southernmost beach town in the United States offers wide, uncrowded beaches; frequent dolphin visits; and a newly vibrant beach community. The poor stepchild of San Diego beach communities, Imperi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Imperial Beach, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: A steep ascent takes you 800 feet above the valley floor, revealing the entire Mission Trails Park. Kwaay Paay Peak is more centralized and more accessible than Cowles Mountain yet also offers fantast ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
La Mesa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: 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 of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Del Mar, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: 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, with sp ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Del Mar, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: One of Encinitass newest reserves, this oasis in the middle of town offers a brisk hike with a chance of wildlife sightings. The reserve is embraced by houses on three sides, with the lagoon below. Fo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near San Diego "
Encinitas, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1