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.
Rice Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Easy strolling along a still-natural patch of canyon landscape."
--Jerry Schad, 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego (Wilderness Press).
"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."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
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