San Diego County is filled with amazing hikes for all skill levels with gorgeous photo ops that you won’t be able to wait to post on social media!
Check out the most scenic San Diego County hikes that everyone can join in on:
Balboa Park Trails
Length: 1.5 miles
Balboa Park has numerous trail options listed on the Balboa Park Trails website, but Trail #1 is the perfect scenic stroll through the park and an enjoyable way to take in the beautiful surroundings along a flat, well-maintained path. What’s also nice about Trail #1 is that it’s removed from busier areas of the park so you’ll experience a less crowded hiking experience. If you’re feeling ambitious, simply add another trail onto your hike.
Torrey Pines State Park
Length: 3.3 miles
This area is a favorite among local hikers and offers multiple trail options, all with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking for the perfect SoCal hike (and the most Insta-worthy), this might be the one for you.
Mission Trails Regional Hike (Oak Canyon Trail)
Length: 3 miles
The hiking options are endless at this urban national park featuring more than 40 miles of trails near Kumeyaay Lake and Lake Murray. Try starting with the Oak Canyon Trail, which follows an oak-lined ravine winding from the Old Mission Dam and isn’t too strenuous, but definitely take plenty of water!
Slot Canyon In Anza Borrego State Park
Length: 1 mile
Although a bit of a drive away, this hike is still technically within San Diego County and is the perfect adventure to add to your vacay. Hike through a narrow siltstone canyon beneath a gravity-defying rock span. This beautiful desert hike is best done off season when temperatures are much more moderate.