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Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve - Canyonside Park

San Diego,  
From You7773.84 Mi
Local TipsWeekends are pretty busy and Canyonside hosts a lot of softball, baseball and soccer tournaments. Plan accordingly if driving there.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-08-29
Created Byjoepunsalan
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Flat
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Has Playground
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance11-14
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionAn easy and family friendly ride or hike starting from Canyonside Community Park just off of Black Mountain Road. Ample parking and great place to take beginning mountain bikers or hikers. The southern route has much more shade and is frequented by all user types. You'll see many equestrians on weekends. The northern route has very little shade, less people but more enjoyable by bike because of the narrower trails and varying topography. The best part is the there is a destination to reach for kids, the waterfall. It's typically low flowing but still a popular spot for kids to play when you want them to get outdoors. You can either run/ride the entire preserve loop, or keep it short with an out and back from Canyonside to the waterfall.

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