Carefree Walk on the Visitor Center Loop Trail

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The Visitor Center Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile hike in Mission Trails Regional Park, easily accessible from the greater San Diego area, perfect for kids and all skill levels.

The Visitor Center Loop Trail is a well maintained, quick hike with shady spots scattered along the path. This hike is great for kids and dog owners. There is a great network of connecting trails if you wish to extend the distance!

Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is kept open year-round and features a river (typically a bit more full after it rains). 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners
  • Camera
  • Snack 
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 1.4 Miles
Elevation Gain 170 Feet
Activities Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


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