The Lake Miramar Trail is a 4.9 mile urban oasis in San Diego, great for all skill levels with scenic lake views.

The Lake Miramar Trail allows dogs on leash. This is a great location for trail runners looking to do some training or for parents with younger children. 

This trail is accessible year-round, but is best used in the mornings or late evenings during hot summer months. There is very little shade along the trail so bring extra water and sun protection. 

Photos: Sonny and SandyKenneth Cole Schneider and Henna K.

Pack List

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
  • Leash for your dog 
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RT Distance 4.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 173 Feet
Activities Cycling, Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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