Rice Canyon Trail

Chula Vista, California 91913

Elevation Gain320ft
Trailhead Elevation195ft
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.

Rice Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Easy strolling along a still-natural patch of canyon landscape."

"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 Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Chula Vista
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Discovery Park
Local Contacts
USGS National City
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Sep 2018