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Mission Trails Regional Park

1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
619 668 3281
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Ranked #46 of 192 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was very excited to run in a different place(I do 99% of my trail running in Nashville,TN). The first problem that I had was where to go, if you are not familiar with this place you will have a difficult time finding out where to run. I found another runner, and he pointed me in the right direction. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always an hour or two well spent on a hike in Mission Trails. Up here all the time with the dog or solo if hiking the Fortuna Peaks. Don't be afraid to get a little lost.

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San Diego, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Mission Trails Regional Park is one of the favourite hiking spots in San Diego, if you love the environment and to be in the nature thats the place for you to be. There is a nice not to difficult hike which need around 50 minutes to climb, if you are an beginner, you can make it in 40, if... More 

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San Diego
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25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Easily accessible from both Highway 52 and Mission Gorge Road, Mission Trails offers a wide range of trails for hiking, horse back and mountain bike riding. After several years of lack of funding, the Kumeyaay Lake Campground is now open for weekend overnight camping. The park houses the original dam constructed on the San Diego River during the mission era.... More 

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San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was one of my favorite regular hiking spots when I was in San Diego. It takes about 45 minutes to hike and it's the perfect workout for a newer hiker. The view from the top is awesome.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Go early in the morning before it gets too hot.Trails are well marked but not much shade.After 9 they Allow cars to drive right in through the park.sighted a lot of birds around the information centre.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

MTRP is a very convenient hiking location for most anyone in the San Diego metropolitan area. There are a large variety of trails in both length and difficulty. The mountains have great views of the surrounding urban area. The downside is that being an arid region the park is pretty scrubby and barren and there is little shade to speak... More 

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Those of you who reside in Santee, CA. already know about Mission Trails Regional Park's walking and hiking trails, however many of you first timers to this area, who are history buffs, should be aware of the "Visitor Center" at this wonderful park. The museum is a culmination of a lot of love and work and joint efforts of San... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We purchased bikes and the sales guys said to try them out here. I'm glad we did. It was a little more advanced for me - I'm a beginner to mountain biking, but once I made it to the top of the hills I was so impressed! I recommend this park to bikers, hikers, and walkers! Saw a few runners... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

There are many hiking trails throughout this park. Its a very popular place, especially on weekends. Plan for a long walk to/from the car. Lots of families here, and it seems a pretty safe place to go. The hike up Cowle's Mountain is "easy" but it is steep and be sure to take water to drink. Its great that it... More 

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