San Diego’s Scenic Trails

The start of the year is the perfect time to reflect on personal growth and set new goals. Why not make hiking a part of your resolutions? Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, San Diego offers a plethora of scenic trails waiting to be explored! Don’t forget to pack your hiking gear! We have curated a list to guide you through some of San Diego’s best hikes, encouraging you to connect with nature and make the most out of your new year.

Torrey Pines Trail overlooking the ocean


Top Trails for Breathtaking Views:

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve: Eight miles of trails offer a variety of distances and different experiences. Here are a few popular trails:

  • Guy Fleming Trail: 0.7 mile loop 
  • Razor Point Trail: 1.4 round-trip trail
  • Beach Trail: 3-4 mile trail that takes you directly to the beach

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Cowels Mountain: Check out this 3.0-mile out-and-back trail near La Mesa, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route.

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Sunset Cliffs Trail: This easy trail is about 2.1-miles out-and-back. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre resource-based park stretching along the Pacific Ocean. 

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La Jolla Beach Trail: A 2.3-mile out-and-back trail offering some of the best views in La Jolla.

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Annie’s Canyon Trail: Experience this 2.3-mile loop trail near Solana Beach, California. On this short and generally easy hike, you’ll be able to experience a sandstone slot canyon, complete with narrow walls and ladders. 

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Potato chip rock in Ramona

Epic Hikes Worth the Climb

Three Sisters Falls Trail: Best to visit after a good season of rain, revealing the magnificence of three cascading waterfalls. This 4 mile hike is considered moderately challenging and is located south of Julian.

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Cuyamaca Peak: San Diego County’s second-highest point at 6,512 feet. Located near Descanso, this moderately difficult trail is a 7.4 mile loop.

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Potato Chip RockHome to the renowned rock resembling a potato chip. Offering a moderately challenging hike featuring a steep incline, this 7.4-mile trek is located near Poway.

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Laguna Meadows LoopHike amongst the rare, but beautiful pine trees and meadows in San Diego. This moderately challenging trail is an 8.2-mile loop near Mount Laguna.

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Start off the new year on the right foot! Let the San Diego scenic trails pave the way for a year filled with adventure and unforgettable memories! Reserve accommodations at San Diego Country Estates to ensure a stay that complements your exciting journey ahead.


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