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Miramar Reservoir

10710 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
619 465 3474
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Ranked #84 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: This lake is very popular for bicycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and picnicking.
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Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: This lake is very popular for bicycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and picnicking.

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San Mateo, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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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.

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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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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
1,359 helpful votes 1,359 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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