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Hiking & Trails

Trail of the Month: Del Mar Coast to Crest Loop

Look for lagoons and native birds on this 5-mile path
June 28, 2018

Trail of the Month: Bird Rock Bike Path

Trek this little-known path with ocean views to the heart of La Jolla
June 1, 2018

Trail of the Month: Crestridge Ecological Reserve

An easy family hike, with endless loops of trails and epic mountaintop views
May 14, 2018

Trail of the Month: Lake Murray

You'll feel like you’re out in the wilderness on this 6-mile path
April 3, 2018

Trail of the Month: Otay Valley Regional Park

Explore the twisted paths of this hidden trail along the quiet Otay River
March 8, 2018

Trail of the Month: Los Pinos Mountain

This 17-mile trek rises to more than 4,800 feet with prisitne views
February 5, 2018

Trail of the Month: Volcan Mountain Trail

This hike has views of Iron Mountain, Mount Woodson, and wildflowers in the spring
December 27, 2017

Trail of the Month: Hot Springs Mountain

Scope out views from the highest point in the county
December 8, 2017

Trail of the Month: Santa Ysabel West Preserve

The only thing that will take your breath away during this 5.5-mile round-trip trek is the views
November 6, 2017

Trail of the Month: SR 15 Commuter Bikeway

This brand-new bike path connects Kensington to the bike routes through Mission Valley
October 2, 2017

Trail of the Month: La Jolla Tide Pools

The 4-mile trail boasts ocean views and sea creatures
September 4, 2017

Trail of the Month: Bayshore Bikeway

This 24-mile trail has bay views and new coffee and beer spots along the way
August 1, 2017

Trail of the Month: Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge

This 2.5 mile trail has views of the ocean and Mexico in the distance
June 8, 2017

6 Scenic Hikes Perfect for Enjoying San Diego’s Great Outdoors

Here’s where to celebrate National Trails Day on June 3
June 2, 2017

Trail of the Month: Father Junipero Serra Trail

The paved trail is great for a fast run or bike ride through open space
May 15, 2017

Trail of the Month: Oakoasis Open Space Preserve

The flat and smooth trail is a family-friendly alternative to the nearby challenge of El Cajon Mountain
April 18, 2017

10 Scenic Hikes Within an Hour of San Diego

You’ve mastered all the trails in your area—now plan a Saturday to get outside for a hike and enjoy the views just a bit farther afield
April 4, 2017

Trail of the Month: Liberty Station Trails

Even if you know Liberty Station inside and out, you might not have noticed these winding dirt trails
January 27, 2017

Trail of the Month: Santa Margarita River Trail

This wooded path takes you through green grass and along a picturesque river
November 28, 2016

Trail of the Month: Upper Otay Reservoir

This relatively hidden loop has beautiful views of the upper and lower Otay lakes
October 28, 2016

Trail of the Month: Annie's Canyon Trail

This trail used to be covered with graffiti, but was recently reopened after a grant-funded restoration
September 23, 2016

Trail of the Month: East Shepherd Canyon

This short dirt trail is shaded the whole way, making it a good option for hot summer months
July 28, 2016

Trail of the Month: Ocean Beach Bike Path

Discover this hidden path that takes you from the heart of Mission Valley to the ocean
June 24, 2016

Trail of the Month: North Fortuna Peak

This trip takes you to a lesser-known part of Mission Trails Regional Park than the well-traversed Cowles Mountain
May 27, 2016

Trail of the Month: Elfin Forest Reserve

This well-maintained trail is great for kids, with informative signs along the path
April 22, 2016

Get Outside: 15 Outdoor Challenges

Take your workouts to new heights and lengths with our list of San Diego’s best hikes, bike paths, and swims
March 25, 2016

Trail of the Month: Ramona Grasslands Preserve

Great for running and hiking
March 25, 2016

Trail of the Month: Mission Bay to Mount Soledad

Great for running and biking
February 26, 2016

Trail of the Month: Batiquitos Lagoon

Great for running and hiking
January 22, 2016

Border Report: Hike the Golden Hill

At 1,084 feet, its peak is the highest point within the border city, making it easily visible from several spots around San Diego.
December 23, 2015

Trail of the Month: Rose Creek Bike Path

Great for running and biking
December 23, 2015

Trail of the Month: The Train Run

Great for running and biking
October 30, 2015

Trail of the Month: Tijuana River Valley Beach Trail

Great for running and hiking
September 25, 2015

Trail of the Month: San Elijo Lagoon

Great for hiking and running
June 24, 2015

Trail of the Month: Pacific Crest Trail from Lake Morena

Great for hiking
May 22, 2015

Trail of the Month: Double Peak

Great for hiking
April 24, 2015

San Diego's Top 50 Trails

From hiking the foothills to biking the beach, this is a city made for exploring outdoors. Here’s our latest, greatest checklist of trails we love—some in your own backyard
March 23, 2015

Trail of the Month: Chollas Lake

Great for running and walking
March 23, 2015

Hiking Tijuana

For another view of San Diego or an all-new race route, head south!
March 23, 2015

Trail of the Month: Highway 56 Bike Path

Great for running and biking
February 23, 2015

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in March
February 23, 2015

Trail of the Month: Los Peñasquitos Canyon

Great for running and hiking
January 27, 2015

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in February
January 27, 2015

Trail of the Month: Lake Miramar

Great for running and biking
December 23, 2014

Hiking: Cuyamaca or Bust

REI’s new hiking series is for women only
December 23, 2014

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in January
December 23, 2014

Trail of the Month: Old Sea World Drive

Great for running and biking
October 23, 2014

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in November
October 23, 2014

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in October
September 25, 2014

Trail of the Month: Rose Canyon Open Space

Great for running and hiking
September 25, 2014

Trail of the Month: Cabrillo Memorial Drive

Great for running
August 26, 2014

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in September
August 26, 2014

Trail of the Month: Moonlight Beach to Fletcher Cove

Great for running
July 22, 2014

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in August
July 22, 2014

Trail of the Month: Coronado Island Perimeter

Great for running
July 1, 2014

Trail of the Month: Tecolote Canyon Trail

Great for running
May 29, 2014

Trail of the Month: Maple Canyon Trail

Great for running
April 15, 2014

Trail of the Month: El Capitan Trail

Great for hiking
March 17, 2014

Where to Hike, Bike, and More in San Diego

Our go-to guide for where to hike, bike, run, swim, and get outside in San Diego. Plus: gear, clubs, classes, and more.
March 14, 2014

Favorite Outdoor Photos

The coolest and most beautiful shots from past “outdoorsy” issues
March 5, 2014

Trail of the Month: Sweetwater River Trail

Great for running and hiking
February 19, 2014

Trail of the Month: Bird Rock Bike Path

Great for biking and running
January 22, 2014
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