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The Best Hiking in Imperial Beach

Looking for the best hiking in Imperial Beach? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Imperial Beach. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Imperial Beach

  • San Diego, California

    Hike to the beach at Border Field State Park

    2 mi / 26 ft gain
    The beach at Border Field State Park is southernmost beach in California. This beach begins (on US Maps) at the Mexican border and continues north to the mouth of the Tijuana River. The State Park shares its land with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve which are both operated b...
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  • San Diego, California

    Horse to South Beach Trail Loop

    3.09 mi / 16 ft gain
    Horse to South Beach Trail Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near San Diego, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    Spooners Mesa Trail Loop

    3.36 mi / 377 ft gain
    Spooners Mesa Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near San Diego, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Otay River Valley Trail

    8.25 mi / 436 ft gain
    Otay River Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Imperial Beach, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Church Canyon

    2.47 mi / 220 ft gain
    Church Canyon is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Chula Vista, California.
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  • Bonita, California

    Sweetwater Park Trail Loop

    3.38 mi / 16 ft gain
    Sweetwater Park Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Chula Vista, California.
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  • Coronado, California

    Coronado Beach

    3.81 mi / 30 ft gain
    Coronado Beach is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Coronado, California.
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  • Bonita, California

    Sweetwater Park Trail

    3.24 mi / 20 ft gain
    Sweetwater Park Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Chula Vista, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Rice Canyon Trail

    3.5 mi / 216 ft gain
    Rice Canyon Trail is an out and back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Chula Vista, California
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  • Coronado, California

    Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand) Trail

    18.84 mi / 118 ft gain
    Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand) Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Coronado, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    San Diego Walking Tour: Gaslamp, Little Italy, and Marina District

    3.79 mi / 161 ft gain
    San Diego Walking Tour: Gaslamp, Little Italy, and Marina District is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near San Diego, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    Embarcadero to Spanish Landing

    7.45 mi / 82 ft gain
    Embarcadero to Spanish Landing is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near San Diego, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike the Bayside Trail

    4.0
    2 mi / 328 ft gain
    The Bayside Trail features beautiful spring wild flowers and is accessible year-round. The trail is wide with a few rest stops and benches along the way. The trail is breezy, much cooler than many trails inland, featuring ocean views throughout the duration.  This monument commemorates the landin...
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  • San Diego, California

    Explore the Point Loma Tide Pools

    4.5
    Begin by making your way towards the Point Loma Naval Base. Continue along that road as far as it goes and you will come to the Cabrillo National Monument. Upon entering the park you will have to pay a fee to get down to the tide pools. It is $5 per car or $3 per person if you choose to walk in. ...
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  • San Diego, California

    Bayside Trail

    1.99 mi / 397 ft gain
    Bayside Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Coronado, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    Explore Cabrillo National Monument

    4.5
    Cabrillo National Monument is named after Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European explorer to reach America's Wet Coast. There are many knowledgable rangers in the park who are eager to share interesting historical facts.  Activities in the park include hiking: the Bayside Trail offers 2 mile...
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