Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trail of the Month: Sweetwater River Trail


Published:

Sweetwater River trail map

Great for
Running and hiking

Difficulty Level
Easy to moderate

Distance
9 miles out and back,
with shorter options

Location
Spring Valley

Get there: Take 94 East to the intersection of Jamacha and Campo roads. Turn right onto Singer Lane and park. The trail starts at a yellow gate next to a sign that says 11901 Singer Lane.

Why We Love It: The trail offers picturesque views of rolling green hills, but has little shade, so use it now while the weather is still cool. At first you’ll hug the upper banks of the Sweetwater River, then, at 2 miles, a small path diverts to the left. Follow it down to the river—step on rocks to cross the stream, or turn back. The trail then joins a fire road, and then a horse trail. From there, you climb up, getting great views of the open space and a nearby reservoir. If you reach the end, you’ll see picnic tables and a shaded shelter where you can rest before turning back.

Where to refuel afterwards: Try Hooley’s, a traditional Irish pub in the strip mall across the street from the trailhead. Weekend brunch ‘til 4 p.m.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

The Race Registry

Where to run in San Diego in August

Best of San Diego 2015: Fitness & Health

The best trails, classes, studios, and wellness centers

Trail of the Month: San Elijo Lagoon

Great for hiking and running
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Farm to Fable
    Deception, fraud, and honest mistakes in the farm-to-table movement
  2. Best of San Diego in Pictures
    A look at the stories behind 15 of our favorite images
  3. Secret San Diego
    Here are some of the city’s most hush-hush spots, from hidden ocean caves to off-menu, must-try bites
  4. FIRST LOOK: Bracero
    The hottest thing in San Diego food right now is Mexico. And there is no chef more primed to show what Baja can do than Javier Plascencia. Take a first look at his new spot in San Diego, Bracero Cocina De Raiz.
  5. FIRST LOOK: Cafe Gratitude
    Healthy gourmet is the future. L.A.'s Cafe Gratitude has become one of the breakout stars of the movement. They open their first San Diego location in Little Italy this week. San Diego Mag unveils the first photos...
  6. San Diego Summer Guide 2015: From A to Z
    Here’s our guide to buying the right tickets, getting the good seats, eating the best tacos, drinking the best cocktails, and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Everything is Just Two Wheels Away

Get ready to GO by BIKE!

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags