Hike the Balboa Park Trails

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Distance

4.3 miles

Elevation Gain

459 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by The Outbound Collective

The Balboa Park Trail is a 4.3 mile loop hike through scenic Balboa Park in San Diego, perfect for all skill levels and easily accessible for everyone.

The Balboa Park Trail offers the chance to see wildlife and is open year-round. The trail is shared by runners, families, hikers, and bikers. Dogs are able to use the trail but must be kept on leash. There is a dog park you will pass by. 

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Fitness
Chillin
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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🥈 Contributor

8 months ago

Great Mid-Day Break

Balboa Park is central to an endless number of activities! Spend the day exploring the adjacent museums, zoo, and shops and simply branch off to relax in the park when you need a break. Check the local calendar to find events happening while you're there!

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🥇Top Contributor

10 months ago

Central Park on the coast

This is a lot like Central Park in New York. Except it’s on the beautiful coast of San Diego.

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10 months ago

Excellent park!

Something for everyone in the family here! So much to see, explore, and do! Could easily spend a half day to a day here. We stayed w/in walking distance from here, so I cannot comment on parking. Clean bathrooms!

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11 months ago

Love this park!

So much fun and plenty of activities. Great for a date night or taking the whole family out!

Good time

Nice escape from the city

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4.6/5

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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