Hiking Adventures in San Diego

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San Diego offers a variety of diverse hiking adventures. The famed Pacific Crest Trail that stretches from Mexico to Canada spends its first 150 miles in San Diego County. Experience the beauty of the mountains, deserts, and gorgeous coastlines of this area.



Discover a waterfall that you can swim under, secluded woodland areas, rare Torrey Pine Trees, riparian oak forests, follow a flowing creek, and enjoy beautiful ocean views. Many of the best California hiking trails are right here in San Diego.

Explore hiking trails in San Diego:

Hike Cedar Falls
Did you know that San Diego has a waterfall? This hike is best during the early spring months when the water is flowing and wild flowers are still growing. The falls dry up and this hike is too dangerous during the summer months because of the heat and lake of shade along the way.

Hiking Torrey Pines
You'll enjoy the hiking choices at the various trails here. There's even a trail that takes you down to Torrey Pines Beach. Most trails have oceanviews.

Mission Trails
Miles of trails located in the city of San Diego. These trails are popular hikes with easy access.

Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument is one of the most scenic locations in the entire city. Explore tide pools, visit the lighthouse, and enjoy the gorgeous coastal views.

Iron Mountain
This six mile round trip hike gives you a panoramic view of San Diego. It's a fun hike and not far away.

Elfin Forest
There are 13 miles of hiking trails at Elfin Forest. My favorite is the hike that borders the creek. Take this hike during the spring for beautiful wild flowers.

If you are a camper, check out places to camp in the San Diego area.

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Get out your favorite hiking boots, pack your hiking backpack, grab your hiking poles, and begin exploring some of the beautiful wilderness areas of San Diego. Learn more about the diverse hiking trails available in San Diego.



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Swim Beneath a Waterfall - Hike Cedar Falls


Torrey Pines


Iron Mountain


Elfin Forest


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