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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...

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

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Walk around the lake

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Chennai (Madras), India

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Chennai (Madras), India
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285 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 

Thank Aaqarsh
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

1 Thank Maaike N
San Mateo, California, United States
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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 

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

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.

Thank Ethan L
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Musicmeg83
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

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.

Thank Amitsalyan
San Diego, California
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173 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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 

1 Thank Bob T
Bayfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a regular outing for our family. Tons of people walk, ride bikes, and skate around the lake which is 5 miles and pretty flat. The kids can feed the ducks and geese after - though I think there are signs saying not too for whatever reason. Parking is tight on holidays and at 9-10am on Saturdays - get... More 

2 Thank Kristen C
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Excellent 5 mile loop around Lake Miramar with beautiful views from the dam. Do the loop counter-clockwise for the best payoff and to watch the sun set.

2 Thank Carey G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you want a great run, this is the place: distance markers erected every 1/4 to 1/2 mile, no cars, beautiful scenery, paved path. The circumference is 5 miles but if you are not up for the full run, you can do an out and back to achieve your desired distance. If you do this, I recommend going over the... More 

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