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Balboa Park Loop

San Diego, California

based on 5 reviews



4.34 miles

Elevation Gain

226 ft

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The Balboa Park Loop is a 4.3-mile 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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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Picnic Area

Balboa Park Loop Reviews

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!

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

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!

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

Nice escape from the city

Leave No Trace

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


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