Top Adventures in Jamul

  • Hike Mt. McGinty

    Balancing a good workout, gorgeous views, and minimal time commitment, these 4.8-mile steep trail is definitely a San Diego point of interest, and despite its proximity to the city of San Diego, it remains a low trafficked hike. The Hike: Right aw...

    4.8 miles 1263 ft gain

  • Hike the Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

    The trail is wide and well maintained. The first mile of the trail is well shaded by oak trees. You'll see stunning rocky peaks and rolling green hills as the trail continues. There are three creek crossings to be aware of. Cleveland National Fore...

    4.6 miles 626 ft gain

  • Hiking Otay Mountain

    The trek begins on the Otay Mountain Truck Trail at Pio Pico Resort & Campground. You can either park and hike the entire trail, or drive up to a point a couple miles and park before the road becomes steep and rough. The distance on here is if...

    15.3 miles 2903 ft gain

  • Hike Mother Miguel Mountain

    At the summit, your work will be rewarded with stunning views from downtown San Diego all the way to Mexico. You can also see the surrounding mountain peaks and the Sweetwater Reservoir.  This is a great hike to do at sunset - but bring a headlamp...

    4.5 miles 977 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Lake Murray

    Lake Murray Reservoir provides drinking water to parts of San Diego, and thus is a no swimming lake. This is one of the reasons it is such a great place to photograph! If you are shooting the sunset, use this app to check the time the sun sets, an...

  • Hike to Crystal Cave

    Starting at 8100 Mesa road, you will see parking along the side of the road in a few places, take advantage where you find it. Pass over the trail gate that marks the start of the journey. This will be a quick trip, as the total distance is less t...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Pyles Peak

    Most people who live in San Diego have heard of, if not hiked, Cowles Mountain.At 1591 ft., Cowles is the highest peak in the city of San Diego. It's a hugely popular destination for day hikers and trail runners looking to get in a little trail ti...

  • Hike to Cowles Mountain via Big Rock Trail

    Starting somewhat near sea-level, Cowles Mountain via the Big Rock Trail climbs about 1000 ft in elevation.  This trail is about 5 miles total, out and back.  Arrive at Big Rock park which has good parking.  At the park you will walk to the left o...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to the Antenna Station on Cowles Mountain

    Start by plugging 8125 Arlette St, Santee, CA into your GPS. This takes you to Big Rock Park, a convenient parking spot for the Cowles Hike. From here you want to walk through the park, and around the right side of the tennis court. This will take...

    5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike to Kwaay Paay Summit

    Park your car in the small gravel parking lot at the southwest corner of Father Junipero Serra Trail and Bushy Hill Drive (this is especially important if you plan to take the sunset hike, so you'll be outside the locked park gate when you descend...

    2.8 miles 850 ft gain

  • Hike the Visitor Center Loop Trail

    The Visitor Center Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile hike in San Diego that features river views and allows dogs. This trail allows for the practice of a variety of activities: rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, birding, camping horseback ridin...

    1.4 miles 190 ft gain

  • Stroll the Visitor Center Loop Trail

    The Visitor Center Loop Trail is a well maintained, quick hike with shady spots scattered along the path. This hike is great for kids and dog owners. There is a great network of connecting trails if you wish to extend the distance! Dogs are allowe...

    1.4 miles 170 ft gain

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