Otay Lakes County Park

Chula Vista, California 91909

Otay Lakes County Park

Otay Lakes County Park Professional Guide

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"Otay Lakes County Park, on a hillside above the dam of Lower Otay Reservoir, was once a remote destination for most San Diegans. Now, due to the recent eastward spread of suburban development, the 78-acre park lies within only a few minutes’ drive for tens of thousands of South Bay residents.

Not only that, but renovation of the entire park has also turned it into a scenic spot for picnicking and special events with a fine view south into Mexico. Other amenities include horseshoe courts, multisensory trails, and a native plant garden. To see even farther, this hike engages you to make a short, steep climb to a hilltop. Day use is $3 per vehicle. Tickets are available at the entrance from a self-pay machine."

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"Formerly remote Lower Otay County Park, perched on a hillside above the dam of Lower Otay Reservoir, is now only a few minutes’ drive from tens of thousands of new South Bay residents. A recent renovation of the entire park has turned it into a quite a scenic spot for picnicking, with a view south into Mexico. That view can be greatly improved if you care to climb to a somewhat higher vantage point to the east." Read more

Otay Lakes County Park Reviews

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1/13/2013
We walked north from the boat dock to the Olympic Training Center. Close to the road, but pretty views of Otay Lake and the mountains to the east. Good bird watching possibilities.
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5/25/2010
Fun and easy hike to the top of this little peak with great views of Otay Lakes and the Eastern part of the Otay River Valley. Took only a half hour or so to go up and back so I took a fire road trail at the bottom which had some nice surprises. Ultimately I ended up with about a good 80 minutes of hiking. Very family friendly with a nice little park at the bottom.
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Trail Information

Chula Vista
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.9
Distance
280 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
520 feet
Trailhead Elevation
800 feet
Top Elevation
Views
Features

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Dec 2018