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Address: 10710 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone Number: 619 465 3474
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This lake is very popular for bicycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading,...

This lake is very popular for bicycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and picnicking.

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5 mile walk

Great path for walking jogging skating biking Pets welcome there are boat rentals. Kids enjoy feeding the ducks great for families

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Kent R
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San Diego
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The lake and the surrounding hills offers a nice scenery for some outdoor exercise, but it's not a nature hike. Apart from some ducks in the lake we saw no animals. Bring soft trainers and not hiking boots as the trail is paved and thus very hard. We intended to go to the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve just a few... More 

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Thank CubaLibreOnCoke
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I was in the area and remembered seeing a TA review talking about “pleasant walk around the lake, birds & wildlife” so I decided to try it. Yes, you may like it if you like dull, paved road of 5 miles. Or if your idea of “close to nature” includes bikers, barking dogs, screaming kids, few birds (teal mostly), many... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Great path for walking jogging skating biking Pets welcome there are boat rentals. Kids enjoy feeding the ducks great for families

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Thank Kent R
Chennai (Madras), India
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296 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

The walk around the Miramar lake and reservoir is a fun activity and covers a distance of about 5 miles. The best part of it is the bird watching. I just spotted about hundreds of ducks in a glance. There is a bridge that takes close to the lake. If you are planning to hire a boat, you could take... More 

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Thank Aaqarsh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I used to rollerblade there every Saturday. It's a great round to do. I think you can go all the way around again as it was closed off for a bit but it should be open again. There's also bbqs to use for picknicks and off road trails for mountain bikers

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1 Thank Maaike N
San Mateo, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great place to walk or run! I was looking for a trail where I wouldn't have to contend with traffic and that had mile markers. The length of the paved trail around the reservoir is only 5 miles, but the named arms and coves act like little switchbacks to change up the scenery enough with a little bit of tree... More 

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Thank Anna L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I go there atleast 3-5x a week for a quick bike ride and its really a relaxing nice place to hang around may it b early morning or late afternoon.

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Thank Ethan L
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Hubby and I have spent 2 nice visits, and we both agree it’s better to be here when there aren’t a lot of people. Our first visit was a beautiful, warm (mid 80’s) day- my birthday actually, April 20th, this year. It was nice, but a bit crowded. The paved area around the lake is accessible to cars for an... More 

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Thank Musicmeg83
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to spend a hour or two jogging and walking. It's a 5 mile circuit round the lake and ideal time to be here would be sunrise or sunset. You get amazing views at sunset as the lake overlooks the San Diego city to the west. A must visit place just off the i-15.

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Thank Amitsalyan
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a great city park, with a 5-mile paved loop around the lake. It's two lanes wide most of the way and almost level, so it's good for bicycles, roller blading, jogging, or walking. There are picnic tables and grills, inviting picnickers, and there's a boat ramp for small boats and kayaks. If you don't have a boat, they... More 

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