The Rose Canyon Trail is a 8.9 mile hike in Doyle Community Park, easily accessible from San Diego. The trail is shared by mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and dog walkers.

This hike is open year-round but is especially beautiful in the spring when the wildflowers are blooming and the spring is running. This trail offers good entry level mountain biking, with mostly flat well maintained trails and a couple of challenging but doable hills. 

Photos: V SilvestriRyan Benoit

Pack List

  • Water (3-4L)
  • Snacks
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Sturdy walking shoes or trail runners
  • Helmet if you are biking
  • Map
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RT Distance 8.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 725 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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