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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 #40 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Type: Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Camp Verde, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Independence, KY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've read that this trail is an easy trail. I exercise 6 days a week and trust me when I say, it is difficult. It took us 45 minutes to come down.....so what does that say. I lost track of time going up but it was probably 1 1/2 hours. This is a 1 1/2 mile trail that is relatively... More

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san diego
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is my daily workout place! Can run trails or surface and mix up your run or walk with hills or flat. Check out the visitor trail loop, lots of water after the last rain. Plenty of parking and an overflow lot. Clean restrooms and bathrooms and the visitor center.and some interesting rotating artwork. Though the campsite is closed for... More

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SEATTLE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Within the urban sprawl of San Diego is a pleasant park for the outdoor-minded folks. Mission Trails has hiking and mountain biking trails. Some are short and easy, while other loops can be combined for a longer trail. Difficulty is moderate with some steep but short sections. Nice wide trails are well marked. Nice views of the city from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Mission Trails has become a place that I visit often. It is a great place to hike, with numerous trails and a variety of natural landscaping to enjoy, as well as opportunities to hike up to relatively scenic view points and the tops of peaks. I also enjoy the climbing routes available on the Climber's Loop Trail. They include a... More

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La Jolla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

People who live in San Diego County love Mission Trails Regional Park because of the quiet serenity, the fragrant chaparral, the river, rocks, hills and oaks and the splendid visitor's center -- a wonderful building. Watching ducks splash in the sparkling San Diego River takes you far far away from the traffic's rush and bustle. Sitting in the beautiful library... More

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jessejean
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The hikes here were good exercise but not the most beautiful views. I'd go again for the exercise but if you want nice sights I'd try somewhere else.

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San Diego, California
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This hike is good for all sorts of people. Super fit runners seem to make this part of a weekly ritual, families with kids dotted the switchbacks, groups of young people, tourists, and more. Parking can be packed in the area, and signs warn about not keeping valuables in your vehicle (no issues for me-but perhaps it's not safe to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Wow, what a great hike. This is a fairly busy hiking trail that took about 45 minutes to climb at a moderate pace (it's about 1600 feet in elevation) and 35 minutes to walk down. Great view of the area. If I lived in SD, I would hike this trail often. Loved it.

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