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Trail of the Month: Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge

This 2.5 mile trail has views of the ocean and Mexico in the distance


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Illustration by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level
Easy, great for beginners who are new to exercising

Distance
2.5 miles out and back

Perks
Dog friendly
Stroller friendly (with all-terrain wheels)
Free parking

Where

Start at Iris Avenue and Fifth Street in Imperial Beach. Follow the River Mouth Trail to the beach overlook, then extend your route on the out-and-back South McCoy Trail.
 

What to Instagram

Green marshes with an ocean backdrop.
 

Why We Love It

These flat dirt trails take you through peaceful protected spaces with views of the ocean and Mexico in the distance.
 

Where to Refuel

Have a traditional breakfast or seafood brunch by the beach (shrimp and grits or smoked salmon frittata) at SEA180 (800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach).

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