Rice Canyon Trail

Chula Vista, California 91913

Distance1.9mi
Elevation Gain320ft
Trailhead Elevation195ft
Top369ft
Elevation Min/Max195/369ft
Elevation Start/End195/195ft

Rice Canyon Trail

Rice Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Chula Vista, California. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 195 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 320 feet.

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50 Best Short Hikes San Diego (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad & Don Endicott
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"On the scrub-covered slopes of Rice Canyon, hardy coast cholla cacti raise their asymmetric arms in what seems like a gesture of defiance against the surrounding phalanxes of cookie-cutter, pseudo Spanish–style homes. Native California sunflowers and San Diego County sunflowers paint the slopes with splashes of bright yellow. 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. A fine, wide trail follows it nearly 2 miles, down to as far as H Street, 1 mile east of I-805." Read more
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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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." Read more

Rice Canyon Trail Reviews

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5/24/2010
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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Trail Information

Chula Vista
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Discovery Park
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Dec 2018