50 Best Short Hikes San Diego Guide Book

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)
50 Best Short Hikes San Diego  by Jerry Schad

256pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0899976298

50 Best Short Hikes San Diego serves up nearly a year of weekly, diverse routes in Southern California’s showpiece city. Outdoor author and longtime San Diego resident Jerry Schad takes you on sidewalk strolls in historic neighborhoods. He leads you to wild owers and waterfalls. And his guidance to panoramic mountain vistas will keep your camera shooting nonstop. Still, each hike ranges from only 1 mile (or less) to barely 8 miles in distance. And all lie within 30 miles of San Diego’s central core.

© Jerry Schad/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: Rose and succulent gardens, historic buildings and plazas, crossing the high Cabrillo Bridge. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Explore Balboa Park’s far-east quarter, beautifully land- scaped in places and home to several unsung attractions. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Exquisitely landscaped parkland. Balboa Park's historic buildings, museums, gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo have pretty much framed the site's reputation for decades. What many visitors ... From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Historic houses and century-old footbridges. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Rolling grasslands reminiscent of Montana’s Big Sky Country. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Ramona, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Fresh coastal breezes and one of the best bird-watching opportunities in San Diego County. Bring binoculars! From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Carlsbad, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: The most comprehensive Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay views you can get—short of flying. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A summit view encompassing the Lake Hodges reser- voir, plus valleys and mountains as far as the eye can see. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Dense riparian and oak woodlands, as well as scenic views from Ramona Reservoir Dam. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Poway, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A circumnavigation of picture-perfect, sail-flecked Sail Bay, the most scenic arm of Mission Bay. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: One of California’s most famous and dramatic meldings of land and sea. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
La Jolla, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: An extraordinarily wide beach, packed with fine- grained sand, and with a glorious view of Point Loma and the ocean. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Coronado, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Simply the most comprehensive vista any peak in San Diego can offer. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The historic Lake Hodges Dam and (rarely) rushing water down the gorge. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Pine-dotted canyon vistas and a long stretch of isolated beach. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Del Mar, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Panoramic views of the entire inland North County area, along with an ocean vista from the top. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Marcos, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Spacious views of inland North County, the ocean, and distant mountains. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Coastal San Diego County’s deepest river gorge. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: San Diego’s best historical scenery by day and the city’s most vibrant nightlife. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Unbeatable bay and skyline views. From the guidebook "50 Best Short Hikes San Diego"
San Diego, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3