Easy, great for beginners who are new to exercising
2.5 miles for the loop
The trail begins from a parking lot on Oak Oasis Road off Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside. Follow it west and then go either direction at the split to make a loop.
What to Look For
A shady oak grove for a quick break
Why We Love It
The flat and smooth trail is a family-friendly alternative to the nearby challenge of El Cajon Mountain.
Where to Refuel Afterward
Try the scrambles or a frittata at the classic diner Izzy’s Cafe (1252 Broadway, El Cajon). They also have all the traditional breakfast options, including hotcakes and stuffed French toast.