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Mission Trails Regional Park

1 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, CA 92119-1008
+1 619-668-3281
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Mission trials regional park

Great way to experience Southern California’s nature and the original habitat of The Kumeyaay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tzenko S
via mobile
Nice hike close to the city.

This is a great resource close to the city. It is free to park and free to hike. We stopped in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nerzie
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic facilities, and lots of wide open spaces. Run, bike or walk and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cowles mountain” (16 reviews)
“visitor center” (20 reviews)
“hiking trails” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, CA 92119-1008
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+1 619-668-3281
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"cowles mountain"
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"visitor center"
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"hiking trails"
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"rock climbing"
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"great place to hike"
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"nature center"
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"bring water"
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"oak canyon"
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"real rock"
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"running shoes"
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"easy trail"
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"junipero serra"
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"well worth the effort"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to experience Southern California’s nature and the original habitat of The Kumeyaay Native Americans, in direct proximity to San Diego. Accessible trails with very picturesque scenery. Start with the visitor center, where you can gather useful information about the region. Bring sufficient with...More

Thank Tzenko S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great resource close to the city. It is free to park and free to hike. We stopped in the very nice visitor center for a map and to ask for recommendations for first timers at the park. We ended up starting on...More

Thank Nerzie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steep hike but short. The view is worth it. A lot of trails in the area. Visitor center was helpful.

Thank Gus S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Not for the casual day hiker: Climbers Loop South Trail. Much boulder climbing involved on a unmanaged trail. It's a beautiful park and nature center, offering programs.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We walked the Junipero Serra Trail after a trip through the visitor's center, and then back to the visitor's center. Excellent facility that had some interesting displays about the Park and region. The trail we walked is actually a two lane road - one lane...More

Thank readinJC
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Had baby stroller and dog. Took the Father Junipero Serra Trail which is paved with half for vehicles and half for hikers. Great path for strollers which went from visitor's center to Old Mission Dam which is 1.75 miles (not 1 mile as per front...More

Thank RayneLa
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Mission trails Regional Park is a great place for a walk or to do some real rock climbing. There are quite a few climbing routes and Suzie's Wild Ride is definitely one to do here.

Thank Fabien R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

As I had never visited this area before I was open to anything. Well it did not disappoint! From the visitor center to the "difficult" trails, all were part of a great day spent here. The personnel at the Centre were super helpful as well....More

Thank EJ B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Mission trails allows you to spend a quick or long morning adventuring around and experiencing the outdoors. If you would like to just see a large portion of San Diego this is a great way to see the whole area and just be in Gods...More

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

We spent an enjoyable late morning/early afternoon here for hiking. We combined a couple of trails together in order to make for a longer hike. I did enjoy most of the hike we did as the scenery was fantastic. We did end up hiking up...More

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TooBuKoo
5 August 2016|
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Response from Reneetravels2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. You can walk from the visitors center to the other side of mission hills (Santee) it's flat & paved. Or park in the lots in Santee (not paved) and walk to the paved road that will end up at the visitors... More
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MyraL91902
16 June 2016|
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Response from mynahbird1 | Reviewed this property |
It will probably be the trail near the Old Mission Dam hike, I don't recall the name of it but you can't miss it if you're at the dam.
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Murman_Kingston
25 January 2015|
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Response from Brad C |
Sorry that this is late, but we just got done visiting. You'd want to either use the green line of the trolley car system (which really is more of a subway or monorail type of system!) to Santee, and change over to metro... More
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