Best Hiking Trails in San Diego

An updating list of the best hiking trails in California with a strong emphasis on Southern California and the San Diego area.  Explore the vast variety of hiking trails and environments that the entire state of California has to offer!

The Best Hiking Trails in San Diego:

  • Cowles Mountain ~ the highest point in San Diego county
    • Trail Distance:  3 Miles round trip
Good hiking trails in San Diego

Cowles Mountain ~ summit view

Good hiking trails in San Diego

Cowles Mountain ~ back view from summit

Good hiking trails in San Diego

Cowles Mountain ~ back view


External Resources:

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Foursquare & Yelp are also great sources to find the best local spots (restaurants, parks, stores, ect.). View insightful lists from my Foursquare profile that provides a list of the Best Happy Hour locations, Best Places to Eat in San Diego, Best Taco Tuesdays in San Diego, Best Beaches in San Diego and much more exploring options in San Diego.

<< Instagram is another great source for beautiful photos taken in California, check out my Instagram profile for more amazing photos!

<<< Searching Instagram hashtags #BestSoCalBeaches,#SunsetsOfSD#PlantsOfSD#TreesOfSD and #TrailsOfSD will lead you to some of the best photos showcasing the city of San Diego and Southern California. To help spread the love for California you can tag your Instagram photos with the above hashtags for everyone to see.

Related Information:

  • Scenic Locations in California
  • Best Beaches in Southern California

> this section is being worked on, check back for updates soon!

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