Best Running in Oceanside

Looking for the best running 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 incredible Outbound community.

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  • Bike or Skate the Strand

    Oceanside's iconic Strand is a 1 mile long ocean-front road that is perfect for cycling, walking, and running. At various points it is one way or pedestrian only, and is a must-do for any visitors to Oceanside.From the north The Strand begins at B...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Run Grandview Beach

    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 ree...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Double Peak Trail

    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 landscape...

    4.1 miles 1003 ft gain

  • Hike Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail

    Bernardo Mountain is located on the Coast to Crest Trail in San Dieguito River Park.The 7.36 mile out-and-back trail to the 1150 ft. summit starts on the east side of I-15. It's a relatively easy hike all the way to the top. It picks up a little o...

    7.36 miles 1150 ft gain

  • Hike to Battle Mountain's Cross

    When it comes to Rancho Bernardo, most people overlook this "mountain" because of its size compared to Mule Hill and other neighboring peaks. The trailhead begins between two residential houses but is fairly easy to find and tackle in less than an...

    0.42 miles 803 ft gain

  • Hike Miner's Ridge Loop Trail to Black Mountain Peak

    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, ...

  • Hike the Beach Trail at Torrey Pines State Reserve

    I'm stoked for those of you to find this adventure! Torrey Pines is home to a species of tree that is one of the most rare native pines in the United States. Below I have directions on how to get to the trail head as well as the parking lot to pa...

    2 miles 364 ft gain

  • Hike the Nighthawk Trail Black Mountain Loop

    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 ...

    5.5 miles 1268 ft gain

  • Hike the Lake Miramar Trail

    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 durin...

    4.9 miles 173 ft gain

  • Hike the Silvercrest Trail

    The Silvercrest trail is perfect for all ages and skill levels, given the scenic views and mild terrain. The Silvercrest Trail winds through meadows and forests - keep your eyes peeled, as this is prime viewing territory for bobcats, foxes, mule d...

    1.2 miles 52 ft gain

  • Hike the Rose Canyon Trail

    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 challen...

    8.9 miles 725 ft gain

  • Walk the Dana Point Preserve Trail

    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 coastl...

    0.5 miles