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The Best Fitness in Oceanside

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

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Top fitness spots in and near Oceanside

  • Encinitas, California

    Run Grandview Beach

    5.0
    3 mi
    You can start at either Grandview Beach and head south along the beach to the San Elijo lagoon, or you can start there and head north...either way you'll be amazed. The run is a relatively flat, normal beach run with a few exceptions being the reefs (at low tide), the cliffs, and the homes that l...
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  • San Marcos, California

    Hike the Double Peak Trail

    4.1 mi / 1003 ft gain
    The Double Peak Trail in Lakeview Park is a moderate hike, good for most skill levels and families. Discovery Lake is the best starting point. When you reach the top, your efforts will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the surrounding landscapes. The trail is shared by dog walkers, trail runne...
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike Miner's Ridge Loop Trail to Black Mountain Peak

    2.5
    The Miner's Ridge Loop Trail is relatively mild 4.5 mile out-and-back loop that takes you to the 1554 foot summit of Black Mountain Peak.Even from the parking lot, the views to the east are stunning. Get there early in the morning on a clear day, or arrive just before sunset to get the full exper...
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  • San Diego, California

    Hiking Torrey Pines

    4.7
    5.5 mi / 300 ft gain
    The beach trail brings you from the parking lot across the lodge from the bluff down to the beach. You can choose to visit the Red Butte, the Razor Point, and the Yucca Point trails along the way. Of the other trails, this trail seems to provide a complete walkthrough of geological features; it a...
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike the Nighthawk Trail Black Mountain Loop

    5.5 mi / 1268 ft gain
    The Nighthawk Trail / Black Mountain Loop is a great alternative to Torrey Pines that is slightly less crowded. If you choose to hike this trail at night, the city lights are relatively romantic.  Bring lots of extra water and consider grabbing a trail map, the signage isn't the best along the tr...
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike the Lake Miramar Trail

    4.9 mi / 173 ft gain
    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 al...
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  • San Diego, California

    Swim in La Jolla Cove

    4.9
    La Jolla Cove is an iconic destination in San Diego for visitors and locals alike. Anyone visiting San Diego knows La Jolla Cove is famous for sea lions, beautiful sunsets, sea caves, kayaking, diving, etc etc. The entire area is a great place to eat, drink, relax and spend a day enjoying the Cal...
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike the Rose Canyon Trail

    3.5
    8.9 mi / 725 ft gain
    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. 
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  • Temecula, California

    Hiking the Dripping Springs Trail

    4.0
    12.8 mi / 3200 ft gain
    The trail immediately begins to climb out of the campground on a well-graded incline. The next mile contains some climbing leading to a set of switchbacks. A long strenuous climb ensues until the 3200' elevation is reached. The trail then makes an easy southward traverse to the basin before resum...
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  • Dana Point, California

    Walk the Dana Point Preserve Trail

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Ocean views the whole time, plenty of wildlife and different species of native plants make this short hike beautiful. With the hike being short enough to complete in the afternoon after a day at the beach you can see a beautiful view of the coastline north and south. There is plenty of parking in...
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike Mission Trails 5 Peaks

    15 mi
    The 15-ish mile route we took made it a great workout, but it didn’t crush us. We left the apartment at 6 am and were back home with plenty of time to prep cook and eat a big dinner before 5 pm. Although I completed the hike in 1 day(and I highly recommend it)many people completed each hike indiv...
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike the Fortuna Mountain Trail

    6.2 mi / 1459 ft gain
    The Fortuna Mountain Trail is an easy drive from San Diego. The waterfall is most visible in the spring or after heavy rains. The trail is accessible year-round, and allows dogs that are kept on leash.  Print out trail maps before getting started to avoid getting lost. 
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  • San Diego, California

    Hike to South Fortuna Peak

    5.0
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Hiking at sunset/night is a great way to beat both the heat and the crowds. On a clear day you can see from Mexico to Catalina Island! If you stay long enough, you can see all of San Diego's city lights turn on, or the marine layer fog creep into the canyons.South Fortuna Peak is part of Mission ...
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  • Laguna Niguel, California

    Kick Back at Laguna Niguel Regional Park

    This is an awesome tucked away little adventure that will have you occupied all day! With plenty of picnic tables you can be sure to have your own privacy tucked into a corner free from other people. Grab a lake side picnic table or even the numerous ones around the grass fields, they are all won...
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  • Laguna Niguel, California

    Dripping Cave in the Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness

    4.3
    7.68 mi / 889 ft gain
    Dripping Cave sits tucked away in a corner of Wood Canyon, part of the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, and the trail to the cave, while short, requires *at least* a 2.25 mile hike in from the nearest trailhead (West Ridge Trail to Mathis Canyon), though this is less than ideal as that rou...
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  • Aliso Viejo, California

    Hike Aliso Creek and Wood Canyon

    11.7 mi / 1332 ft gain
    The Aliso Creek and Wood Canyon Trail is shared by trail runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders and hikers. The trail is open for use year-round with abundant wildflowers in the spring.  The trail is shaded in parts, but bring sun protection and extra water just in case. Watch for snakes and ...
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