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Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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An open preserve in the city

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is located within a suburb of San Diego. It offers quite a lot for... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
acoachcool
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san diego, ca
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An Enjoyable Loop Trail

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve provide an easy-moderate walk on the north and south sides of a... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
JohnZ-SanDiego
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The easy walk is a typical canyon hike with the downhill at the beginning and the return with a gentle uphill grade. The trail starts in a small eucalyptus grove. some volcanic rock, and enters a chamise and scrub oak chaparral. There is some shelter...More

1  Thank Financial N
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Went in from the north end parking lot. It is a local trail that splits two subdivisions. The houses sit up on the edge of the canyon and you walk/bike in the bottom of the canyon. Approximately 2 miles in you get to the “waterfall”....More

Thank iiif2016
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We love to walk all around San Diego. This preserve is full of hills, cacti, sand, and local growth. You can walk or bike for miles. Many trails intertwine so u can change your route and still find your way out. One word of caution...More

Thank Computernana
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This place was very difficult to find - and not just for me. Your gps will take you into a subdivision that sits above the canyon. We just happened to see a group of young men who looked like they were going for a hike...More

Thank williephips
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is located within a suburb of San Diego. It offers quite a lot for a preserve. A gymnasium, tennis courts, ball fields for soccer, softball, baseball, football, and cricket are some of the organized sports that use the fields. A horse...More

Thank acoachcool
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I would not necessarily call the water source we played in a "waterfall" as the signs and other reviews labeled it. We did hike 3.2 miles to the creek surrounded by boulders with several pools. It must have been Boys and Girls Hike Day so...More

1  Thank kelly f
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We decided to hike to the waterfall and it was about 2-3 miles each way. The area was beautiful, but much of the site was the same throughout the hike. By the time we reached the waterfall, it was little lackluster. On top of it,...More

Thank Mel38_10
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve provide an easy-moderate walk on the north and south sides of a creek, with a crossing point at a small waterfall at the halfway point about 3 mile in (you can go a bit further along the trail but the waterfall...More

1  Thank JohnZ-SanDiego
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you love hiking this is a little hidden canyon you will enjoy. You make horseback ride, mountain bike or just walk. Pack plenty of water and if you want a picnic. Where comfortable shoes. There is so much to hike here. Print a map...More

Thank acruz1902
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I cant even imagine how many miles I have hiked in this canyon. I have started from the east side, as I did today and several times from its west end. Anywhere you start there are miles and miles of trails to explore. Usually when...More

1  Thank 10ringtraveler
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