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Bayside Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Cabrillo National Monument doesn’t have very many hikes, and this really isn’t much of a traditional hike either. The entire trip takes place on a paved road that descends for 1 mile along the San Diego Bay coastline. Eventually, it drops very close to the ocean and comes to a fence that separates the national monument from the adjoining military reservation and national cemetery. Despite the fact that there isn’t a “real” trail, an escape from civilization, or even seclusion, there is something quite magical about Cabrillo that gives this hike a classic appeal. The jutting edge of Point Loma sticks out so far and has been such a danger to mariners that not one but two lighthouses were built upon this spot."
--Allen Riedel, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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