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Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve - Westside parking area

San Diego,  
From You7778.43 Mi
Local TipsGet out early or later in the day, little shade. Watch for rattlesnakes in heat.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-03-17
Created ByTracy
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Hills
  • Out And Back
  • Single-Track
  • Technical
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance11-14
Volume of Use
  • Low
DescriptionFantastic run, hike & mountain bike spot mid San Diego County (coastal). Some flats but some good, steep rollers in there, too. Loose rocks make footing tough in a few spots but otherwise an awesome soft surface wider path (some small sections of single track). Popular on weekends. Waterfall (Penasquitos Creek) is approximately 2.7 miles from this parking lot. Lack of shade and steep, rocky grades may make this entrance less than ideal as a starting point for a family bike/hike. East entrance better.

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  • 6 miles between east n west parking lot. Every mile there is a wooden bridge crossing stream which allows for run length to be customized. South side has more shade, but a bit more rocks and rolling hills ( by mstaudinger on 2016-01-05 )