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
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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