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Miramar Reservoir

10710 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
619 465 3474
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Ranked #101 of 231 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Bodies of Water, Biking Trails, Trails
Description: This lake is very popular for bicycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and picnicking.
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 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

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San Diego, California
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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.

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San Diego, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
83 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I love this Lake. It's a hidden gem (I say this because they don't have signage at the entrance) and I drove right past and into some neighborhood. Great, peaceful, well maintained park for fishing, running, hiking and biking. It's a 5 mile paved loop around the Lake. Awesome views to keep you motivated. You can also take some off-trail... More

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San Diego, California
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199 attraction reviews
1,350 helpful votes 1,350 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Miramar Reservoir is a good gem that many people never hear about. Many locals know about it but I've met several that have never visited it. San Diego is blessed with so many gorgeous areas to walk, ride bikes and rollerblade but I like this place because it's so peaceful and tranquil and if you have young kids it's... More

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San Diego
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I went to Miramar Reservoir (A.K.A Miramar Lake) about a week ago. My sister and I walked around the entire thing which was 4.75 miles. It's a great area to walk. Lake is surrounded by hills and some gorgeous houses sit atop the hills. The terrain is all paved but looks like you can go off the paved path to... More

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San Diego
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

This is basically a walking and bike trail around a local resevoir, in a neighborhood setting. It's been left fairly natural, so there are birds and other animals to see, and the water and plants are pretty. If you live here and want to go for a quick walk or a ride, then this is a good pick. If you're... More

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