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9883 La Jolla Farms Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1136
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience, my advice is to be careful when you get to the waterfall because I slipped and fell. Lol - but even covered in mud I had a great time!! Would definitely do it again.

Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This trail will get you down to the beach (we left from the Salk Institute). The reason I enjoyed it was because its really different and unique to others we have done. HOWEVER. As some of the other guys on here have said it can...More

1  Thank Georgia M
Reviewed 28 April 2018

If you need a getaway close to the city the Ho Chi Minh Trail in La Jolla has a great hike to decompress from the work week. Great, sweeping views of the ocean and rock formations in the cliff.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Have yourself a good pair of shoes -- do not recommend to use beach shoes. The rock can be pointed sometimes and slippery. This is excellent for a morning hiking.

1  Thank Dean A
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Great access hike down steep, sandy ravine to the beach. Good shoes recommended for the sandy trek...footing not always so good.

Thank rdshepard
Reviewed 4 January 2018

So, for this, you park on the residential street, and then walk to the trail. It is steep and you need to wear proper shoes. Going down is not so bad, but coming up, locals call it the 'push me, pull me trail' as in...More

Thank Lola Elizabeth M
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was a great workout with beautiful nature views in all directions. Some ares need a litte work do to a wash out but I will go there again

1  Thank B1866JYjeffm
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I did the trail! the view is amazing! But the trail is very tricky to go‼️Was deffently my last time! But is adventure pur! take care‼️

1  Thank Katharina M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I concur with other reviewers about how dangerous this trail is. Parts of it have eroded to the point where the trail is so narrow, slippery, and slopes towards the ravine, with no railing. I myself have slipped and almost fell down the cliff, one...More

2  Thank Wanderer921
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have been doing this hike for years, the last time four years or so ago, so it was time to do it again. Since the last time it has eroded quite a bit, and there are some areas that are much harder to negotiate...More

7  Thank ElleLaJolla
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Pattie V
18 February 2018|
Response from Katharina M | Reviewed this property |
I really think, NO!!! It’s for your safety and for the dogs safety‼️At the end of the trail is a steep sandstone slot canyon! the steps are very washed out!
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Mat F
17 January 2016|
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Response from Eric C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It's a short trip of about 1 hour, but it can take more time if you decide to spent a moment by the seashore. Best regards from Switzerland ! Eric