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Mission Trails Regional Park

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Address: 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Phone Number: 619 668 3281
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park...

Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic facilities, and lots of wide open spaces. Run, bike or walk and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery.

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Great trails...can be a very brown landscape!

The main walking area, which is a paved street (one way for cars, the other for pedestrians and walkers) is very nice and safe. You can venture off trails in specific locations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cassandra C
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Santee, California

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Irvine, California
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171 reviews
107 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place to go on weekend. You can walk or bike ride. The dam is pretty cool. We did the loop trail, I think it's about 2 miles. Bring water and snack. What I liked about this place is my kid can take own sweet time to hike without blocking others, and the trail is super friendly for... More 

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Santee, California
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68 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main walking area, which is a paved street (one way for cars, the other for pedestrians and walkers) is very nice and safe. You can venture off trails in specific locations and head for the hills. The main entrance has the information center. We like to go to the part where Mast Boulevard ends near the 52 Freeway. It... More 

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Thank Cassandra C
San Diego
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for walk with friends. Great for families and pets. You can bike ride too. Enjoyed the scenery and peacefulness Great on cool days. In summer can be hot

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Thank Kent R
Summerfield, Florida, United States
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the area for hiking to the top for the views and the wildlife we see along the trail to the top.

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Thank Randy C
Irvine, California
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81 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a good place for a hike when it's not too hot. Mostly treeless, the park has some decent trails and is not too busy most days.

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Thank Rexflash
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I have hiked several times in my life. Mission Trails offers a great experience for those who want to just get out in nature, and also for those who want to push it a bit further. I enjoyed the level of difficulty that this park provided. I ended up hiking for only 5 hours due to time constraints. However in... More 

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Thank fadetoblack19
Alpine, California
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114 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I cant begin to imagine how many miles I have put on my boots on the different trails within the park. There are several different entrances and all levels of difficulty for the trails in the park. Probably the most well known hike here is up Cowels Mountain. If you want a nice private hike, this isn't the one. Sometimes... More 

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Thank 10ringtraveler
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Mission Trails Park is an excellent destination if you enjoy being outdoors. It has the highest peak in San Diego, excellent trails, and an absolutely beautiful visitor's center. There is so much to do for the beginner to the experienced hikers, biker, rock climber. This is a must if you are visiting San Diego and are an outdoors enthusiast.

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San Diego, California
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98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

There are miles and miles of hiking trails with view visitors many times of the year. Watch out for the rattlesnakes!. The views of the breathtaking in parts of the trail. Carry water !

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Thank Russell B
Westerville, Ohio
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246 reviews
114 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a great urban/suburban park for the residents of La Mesa and the surrounding area. There is a 3.5 mile path around Lake Murray for walking/riding/jogging, boat rentals, fishing, etc. Cowles Mountain is a nice little climb with a spectacular view of San Diego county down to the waterfront. The golf course (Mission Trails) is OK, the tight space... More 

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