Edit ModuleShow Tags

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


Published:

Illustration by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level
Moderate, Recreational runners in decent shape

Distance
5.5 miles round-trip

Good to Know
Dog friendly
Not stroller friendly
Free parking

Where

Start at the trailhead off of state Route 78, just before the road intersects with state Route 79 in Santa Ysabel. Follow the Lower Creek Trail to the Coast to Crest Trail and then loop back.

 

What to Instagram

Herds of cattle lazily grazing by the creek.

 

Why We Love It

It’s a great group hike that isn’t too challenging. The only thing that will take your breath away is the views.

 

Where to Refuel

Head to Julian Station (4470 Julian Road, Julian) for Julian Hard Cider pours and a carne asada bowl at the adjacent taco bar.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Where to Run in San Diego in November

This month's top 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and more

Trail of the Month: SR 15 Commuter Bikeway

This brand-new bike path connects Kensington to the bike routes through Mission Valley

Where to Run in San Diego in October

This month's top 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. What to Drink at Hundred Proof
    Trust’s sister restaurant keeps the focus on approachable cocktails
  2. First Look: Born & Raised
    Everyone said don't do a steakhouse. So the damn kids at Consortium Holdings did with Born & Raised—to the tune of seven million bucks.
  3. 47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego
    From ocean views, rooftops, and garden patios to simple sidewalk people-watching, we’ve rounded up the city's best outdoor dining spots
  4. The Vegan Fast Food Revolution
    From Evolution to Plant Power, two local vegans look to revolutionize fast food
  5. Adele Stratton Leaves Noble Experiment for Jaynes Gastropub
    Her first menu features light, crisp, approachable cocktails
  6. World Eats 2017
    Join us for the inaugural celebration of San Diego's diversity in cuisine
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.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle

Buy a Raffle Ticket, Win This Rare Sports Car

Donate to a good cause to seriously upgrade your ride
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags