Roam-O-Rama

Hike Carlsbad Beach, bluffs, & seawall from Buena Vista Lagoon to North Ponto Beach

Explore the worlds of the ocean intertidal zones.

This beach hike extends from North Carlsbad Beach and Carlsbad State Beach to North Ponto Beach. Along the way, notice our natural beach ecology, especially the intertidal zone, its plants and wildlife, along with the ...

Mission Trails’ 5-Peak Challenge — accepted!

Challenge yourself to a fitness adventure and do it at your own pace.

Hiking to the top of one or more of the major five peaks in Mission Trails Regional Park has always been an adventurous challenge for park visitors. The 5-Peak Challenge became a formal activity beginning ...

Quail and eucalyptus in Encinitas

Discover native habitat in these open space areas

This part of Encinitas is dominated by a dissected sandstone plateau, with an elevation of up to about 250 feet above sea level. A golf course and many large homes have been built on the ...

Find works by Nam June Paik at the UCSD Stuart Collection Art Walk

Continue discovering unusual works of art by leading artists.

This walk continues exploring the many works of art commissioned by the Stuart Collection in partnership with the University of California, San Diego campus. Part 1 left off at the university’s Media Center, where works ...

UCSD Stuart Collection: sculptures and buildings that may be tricky to find

This walk is a treasure hunt for unusual works of art by leading artists.

One of the more intriguing walks in San Diego is on the University of California San Diego campus, where commissioned sculptures are integrated into site-specific works that may be tricky to find. The collection, named ...

William Heise’s Cedar Trail: a smell reminiscent of shoe polish

There is always something new to explore in this park.

Located at just over 4000 feet elevation, this 929-acre park is a mixture of forest and manzanita chaparral. Over 10 miles of hiking trails, ranging from short and easy to moderately challenging, lie within or ...

Coastal Rail Trail: Encinitas and Solana Beach

Walk through and along three city beaches on this promising hike.

The San Diego Coastal Rail Trail is an ongoing project that will ultimately provide a way to navigate the 44 miles between downtown San Diego and Oceanside without a car. Ideally, this will be mostly ...

Take the plunge at Three Sisters Falls

One of San Diego’s legendary trails gets a much needed face lift

While the rest of North America is shoveling snow, San Diegans have the perfect venue for a hot day – hiking to Three Sisters Falls and taking a plunge in the frigid mountain water. The ...

Many delights found on Grapevine Mountain, but no grapes

Views abound on this lofty desert peak

While no grapes are found on Grapevine Mountain, hikers will surely reap the fruits of their labor from the rewarding views atop this prominent desert peak. Boasting a plethora of views, including Shelter and San ...

Discover Village H and related trails in Carlsbad

Enjoy views of one of the most historic landscapes in North County

These trails take you to view-points overlooking one of the most historic landscapes in San Diego’s North County, as well as areas of rapid suburban development. You will also have close contact with remnants of ...

Coronado beach: from U.S. Naval Air Station North Island to the Amphibious Base

There is more than meets the eye to discover here.

Few places in San Diego have as deep a history of military and tourism co-existing in a spectacular natural environment as Coronado Island. The broad flat area we now call U.S. Naval Air Station North ...

Rancho La Costa Preserve: an alternative to the busy Denk Mountain trails

View diverse habitats, seasonal changes, and outstanding vistas.

The Rancho La Costa Preserve protects many native plant and animal species, some of which you may see on your visit. It also provides numerous scenic views. At nearly 1500 acres, it is one of ...

Marston Canyon: follow a creek bed from Richmond Street to CA-163

Discover a quiet urban canyon connected to the Balboa Park trails network.

This urban canyon just north of Balboa Park features a wide variety of native and non-native vegetation surrounding a cobblestone creek. The canyon follows a creek bed from Richmond Street to CA-163. Two parallel trails ...

La Mesa’s “The Stride” hike connects Jackson Park, La Mesita Park, and Lake Murray

Urban Trails Mobility Action Plan helps to make City Walks and Urban Trails program a reality

The City of La Mesa has launched a program called City Walks and Urban Trails as part of their Urban Trails Mobility Action Plan as a way to help connect the community. One of these ...

Coastal Rail Trail: 44 miles from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot

This trail has both bike and hike options with ocean vistas.

The Coastal Rail Trails, when complete, will offer an opportunity to walk, hike, or bike (out of vehicular traffic) the 44 miles from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego. So far, ...