Shepherd Canyon Trail

La Mesa, California

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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.
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

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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Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: La Mesa
Distance: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: All year
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: San Diego (city of) Open Space Division
Local Maps: USGS La Mesa
Driving Directions: Directions to Shepherd Canyon Trail

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