Rae Rose 9:30 p.m., Dec. 18
Once a mecca for the Hollywood set; includes trails connected to the City of Carlsbad
Hike up to 4927 feet for Glen’s View, with panoramic views that include North Peak, Julian, and the desert.
Paved and dirt trails encourage all visitors (including those in wheelchairs) to experience the desert
Big Sky Country in San Diego County
Montana is not the only state that can boast being “Big Sky Country.” We have the same bragging rights in our own backyard: the Laguna Mountains (locals call it “the Lagunas”). Tucked in the Cleveland ...
Explore the wild side of this much-loved neighborhood park with beautiful views and a wide array of native and exotic plants.
An urban park opens to a natural, semi-wild area with a creek and a dense riparian forest. No virgin forest, but there's shade in Buena Vista Park.
Discover Indian rock art and grinding areas on this desert hike.
One of the finest trails in Palomar Mountain State Park is this loop with great surrounding views and interesting plants.
A short, steep desert trail gives bird’s eye view of canyons and mountains.
Overlooks with dramatic views
Up to you: leisurely stroll or heart-pumping workout in the Elfin Forest.
Hike on a man-made island in Mission Bay where invasive plants dominate the landscape.
This Agua Tibia Wilderness hike has dramatic vistas and a variety of vegetation types.
The cooling, welcoming sight of a pond while hiking in the chaparral on a hot day.