Shepherd Canyon Trail

La Mesa, California 91942

Shepherd Canyon Trail

Shepherd Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Although it is not a part of Mission Trails Regional Park, this hiking/biking/ jogging trail following a branch of Shepherd Canyon in Tierrasanta is an example of one of San Diego County’s first “community trails.” Today, trails like this are quite common in newly constructed suburban neighborhoods. Once past the reservoir, the trail enters a drier section of the canyon and climbs a eucalyptus-shaded embankment to reach the street called Via Valarta. You can either turn around at this point and go back the way you came, or—if you don’t enjoy following your steps in reverse— you can use the sidewalk of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard to the south to loop back to the starting point."

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Trail Information

La Mesa
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
250 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
All year
San Diego (city of) Open Space Division
Local Contacts
USGS La Mesa
Local Maps

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