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Mission Trails Regional Park

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Address: 1 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, CA 92119-1008
Phone Number: +1 619-668-3281
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park...

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.

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Climbers Loop Trail...Thrilling and scary

We had a had a hard time finding the GIGANTIC Mission Trail Regional Park visitor center based on the address and out GPS navigation. Once we were there, we decided to try the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a had a hard time finding the GIGANTIC Mission Trail Regional Park visitor center based on the address and out GPS navigation. Once we were there, we decided to try the climber's loop trail. The hike was a one mile steep/narrow trail on the side of the Kwaay Paay. You definitely need good hiking boots/shoes and patience to... More 

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San diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is quaint but well done with history on the gorge and the area. A great place to hike for all skill levels from 0.5 miles to about a 9 mile loop with nice challenging hills.

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Thank SW D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

In the area for some vacation time and was looking for a place to get some exercise outside. The area has a nice nature center with some displays in good shape. There are a variety of hiking trails, including some more difficult ones to the tops of the '5 peaks' in the park. There are several other trailheads around the... More 

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Charlestown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I found out about this park via singletracks.com because I wanted to ride a mountain bike while in San Diego for a conference - I needed something active to do after sitting inside discussing work and this park was perfect. Easy to find, but the trails were sometimes challenging to negotiate as I was not used to the CA topography.... More 

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Thank Geoff D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I live close by. We can walk over into the park. When mosquitos are controlled we often night fish. Grandkids live it. We have not camped yet but plan on it soon.

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Thank SD N
El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you live in San Diego you'll wonder why you've never been to this park. It's for everyone!!! There's a beautiful museum/library/visitor center surrounded by picturesque mountains and natural beauty. It offers hiking trails for all ages and real rock climbing if that's your thing. We ride our bike from the center down to the Old Mission Dam and that's... More 

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

We've been to Mission Trails dozens of times, probably even hundreds of times. It's a beautiful park with a lot of open space and lots of good opportunities for getting outside and wandering around. Early evenings are wonderful as the park is not at all crowded.

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Thank ccrowe3
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

I haven't been on a lot of the different trails. I have mainly walked from the parking lot in Santee over to the Visitors center and it is a paved walking trail that you take. I really enjoy the walk. It really isn't a hike, but you walk by along a river you can walk down to. There are trails... More 

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Thank Renee L
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

Drove to the park early on a Sunday morning, people were out walking and climbing when we arrived. Went to the visitor center and walked around both inside and out. Very nicely done. Could easily spend several hours there.

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Thank Patricia M
San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

One of the nice things about this park is that you can tailor your visit. You can go out there to hike, take an easy stroll, run, ride your bike, or ride your horse. Best part is that leashed dogs are welcome. (You will see some off leash, but know that there are rattle snakes out there.) There are many,... More 

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