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Mission Trails Regional Park

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1 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, CA 92119-1008
+1 619-668-3281
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Hot, dry, no drinking water, ...Start early

I live near Mission Trails Park and enjoy riding my mountain bike or going for a hike to South... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jwongcsp
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San Diego, California
Mission trials regional park

Great way to experience Southern California’s nature and the original habitat of The Kumeyaay... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Tzenko S
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cowles mountain” (16 reviews)
“visitor center” (23 reviews)
“hiking trails” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, CA 92119-1008
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+1 619-668-3281
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"cowles mountain"
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"bring water"
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"oak canyon"
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"native americans"
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"nature center"
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"real rock"
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"running shoes"
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"junipero serra"
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"well worth the effort"
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"nice hike"
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Reviewed yesterday

I live near Mission Trails Park and enjoy riding my mountain bike or going for a hike to South Fortuna Mountain then across the saddle to North Fortuna. Parts of the hike are difficult, so bring water and start early. When you make it to...More

Thank jwongcsp
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Great way to experience Southern California’s nature and the original habitat of The Kumeyaay Native Americans, in direct proximity to San Diego. Accessible trails with very picturesque scenery. Start with the visitor center, where you can gather useful information about the region. Bring sufficient with...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This is a great resource close to the city. It is free to park and free to hike. We stopped in the very nice visitor center for a map and to ask for recommendations for first timers at the park. We ended up starting on...More

Thank Nerzie
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Steep hike but short. The view is worth it. A lot of trails in the area. Visitor center was helpful.

Thank Gus S
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Not for the casual day hiker: Climbers Loop South Trail. Much boulder climbing involved on a unmanaged trail. It's a beautiful park and nature center, offering programs.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We walked the Junipero Serra Trail after a trip through the visitor's center, and then back to the visitor's center. Excellent facility that had some interesting displays about the Park and region. The trail we walked is actually a two lane road - one lane...More

Thank readinJC
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Had baby stroller and dog. Took the Father Junipero Serra Trail which is paved with half for vehicles and half for hikers. Great path for strollers which went from visitor's center to Old Mission Dam which is 1.75 miles (not 1 mile as per front...More

Thank RayneLa
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Mission trails Regional Park is a great place for a walk or to do some real rock climbing. There are quite a few climbing routes and Suzie's Wild Ride is definitely one to do here.

Thank Fabien R
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

As I had never visited this area before I was open to anything. Well it did not disappoint! From the visitor center to the "difficult" trails, all were part of a great day spent here. The personnel at the Centre were super helpful as well....More

Thank EJ B
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Mission trails allows you to spend a quick or long morning adventuring around and experiencing the outdoors. If you would like to just see a large portion of San Diego this is a great way to see the whole area and just be in Gods...More

Thank Andrew H
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melindasZ3536RO
June 11, 2018|
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Response from tinkerbell-hop | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but cleaning up after your dog is required
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TooBuKoo
August 4, 2016|
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Response from Reneetravels2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. You can walk from the visitors center to the other side of mission hills (Santee) it's flat & paved. Or park in the lots in Santee (not paved) and walk to the paved road that will end up at the visitors... More
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MyraL91902
June 15, 2016|
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Response from mynahbird1 | Reviewed this property |
It will probably be the trail near the Old Mission Dam hike, I don't recall the name of it but you can't miss it if you're at the dam.
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