Rice Canyon Trail

Bonita, California

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On the scrub-covered slopes of Rice Canyon, hardy coast cholla cactus plants raise their asymmetric arms in what seems a gesture of defiance against the surrounding phalanxes of cookie-cutter, pseudo-Spanish-style homes. What remains of the formerly obscure and totally rural Rice Canyon has been incorporated into the city of Chula Vista’s Rice Canyon Open Space Preserve. There’s a fine, wide trail following it for 2 miles, down to as far as H St., 1 mile east of I-805.

Rice Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"On the scrub-covered slopes of Rice Canyon, hardy coast cholla cactus plants raise their asymmetric arms in what seems a gesture of defiance against the surrounding phalanxes of cookie-cutter, pseudo-Spanish-style homes. What remains of the formerly obscure and totally rural Rice Canyon has been incorporated into the city of Chula Vista’s Rice Canyon Open Space Preserve. There’s a fine, wide trail following it for 2 miles, down to as far as H St., 1 mile east of I-805."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bonita
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: All year
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: City of Chula Vista
Local Maps: USGS National City
Driving Directions: Directions to Rice Canyon Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/24/2010
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I enjoyed this pleasant out and back walk so close to home. At times I forgot I was surrounded by the nice homes that overlooked this canyon trail. I ran into only four people during the 90 minutes it took me to complete the trail.



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May 2018