San Diego County is filled with incredible hikes for all skill levels! Here are the most scenic San Diego County hikes that everyone can join in on:
Balboa Park Trails (Trail #1)
Length: 1.5 miles
Balboa Park offers numerous trail options that can be found on the Balboa Park Trails website, but Trail #1 is the perfect stroll through the park and an enjoyable way to take in the beautiful urban park surroundings with its flat, well-maintained path. What’s also nice about Trail #1 is that it’s away from busier areas of the park so you’ll experience a less crowded hiking/jogging experience. If you’re feeling ambitious, simply add another trail/loop onto your hike.
ProTip: Get the most out your San Diego excursion by booking your vacation at the idyllic Coronado Beach Resort to be a short drive or scenic ferry ride away from Balboa Park.
Torrey Pines State Park
Length: 3.3 miles
This area is a favorite among hikers and offers multiple trail options all with an exceptional view of the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking for the perfect SoCal hike, this might be the one for you!
ProTip: Stay at Villa L’Auberge to be close to this popular trail. It’s the perfect spot to wake up early and beat the crowds, and then relax in cozy accommodations on the coast.
Mission Trails Regional Hike (Oak Canyon Trail)
Length: 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
The hiking options are endless at this urban national park with more than 40 miles of trails near Kumeyaay Lake and Lake Murray. Try starting with the Oak Canyon Trail that follows an oak-lined ravine that winds north from the Old Mission Dam and isn’t too strenuous on the body, but be sure to take plenty of water with you on warmer days.
Slot Canyon in Anza Borrego State Park
Length: 1 mile
This hike, although a bit of a drive, is still within San Diego County and is the perfect adventure to add to your vacation! It’s an easy stroll through narrow siltstone canyon. Hike beneath the gravity-defying rock span, and at just a mile of trail, the memory of this natural wonder will leave an impression for years to come.
Borrego Palm Canyon Hike in Anza Borrego
Length: 1.6 miles
If you’ve ever wanted to hike to a real desert oasis then this is the hike for you!
ProTip: Stay at Indian Palms Vacation Club to keep the desert oasis vibes going and enjoy the pool after a day of hiking or plan for a round of golf during your vacation.
Are you ready to make the most of your SoCal vacation with these fun family-friendly hikes suitable for all skill levels? Book your next vacation at popular resorts Villa L’Auberge, Coronado Beach Resort, and Indian Palms Vacation Club to be close to your adventures. Simply book online or call a Vacation Specialist at (866) 325-6295.