The Best Mountain Biking in San Diego County

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

Top mountain biking spots in and near San Diego County

  • Jamul, California

    Honey Springs Trail

    5.39 mi / 551 ft gain
    Honey Springs Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Hollenbeck Canyon Extended Loop

    12 mi / 1673 ft gain
    Hollenbeck Canyon Extended Loop is a loop trail that is dog friendly (on-leash) located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Hike the Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

    4.6 mi / 626 ft gain
    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 Forest is dog friendly, but bring a leash! Hunting is ...
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  • Jamul, California

    Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

    4.65 mi / 709 ft gain
    Hollenbeck Canyon Trail is a loop trail that is dog friendly (on-leash) located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Pio Pico Campground to Otay Mountain via Minnewawa Truck Trail

    12.21 mi / 3136 ft gain
    Pio Pico Campground to Otay Mountain via Minnewawa Truck Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Otay Mountain: Minnewawa Truck Trail to Marron Valley Road

    14.17 mi / 3166 ft gain
    Otay Mountain: Minnewawa Truck Trail to Marron Valley Road is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dulzura, California.
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  • Campo, California

    Hauser Canyon Trail

    8.76 mi / 1936 ft gain
    Hauser Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Campo, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Mother Miguel Mountain Via Rock House Trail

    4.0
    4.11 mi / 919 ft gain
    Mother Miguel Mountain Via Rock House Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Chula Vista, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Hike Mother Miguel Mountain

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 977 ft gain
    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 / flashlight for the hike back down. This trail i...
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  • El Cajon, California

    Otay Sweetwater Refuge Trail

    10.23 mi / 689 ft gain
    Otay Sweetwater Refuge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near La Mesa, California.
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  • El Cajon, California

    Sweetwater Trail Loop

    3.14 mi / 121 ft gain
    Sweetwater Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Spring Valley, California.
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  • Campo, California

    Photograph the Mexican Border on the PCT Southern Terminus

    4.5
    From San Diego head East on Hwy 8 for roughly 60 miles to Buckman Springs Road (Exit 51). Take a right on Buckman Springs road an drive South for 10 miles. Turn right on CA-94 W (Campo Rd) and drive for 1.5 miles. After crossing the railroad tracks turn left on Forrest Gate Road. Take this road f...
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  • El Cajon, California

    Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail

    1.54 mi / 154 ft gain
    Crestridge Ecological Reserve Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near El Cajon, 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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  • 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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  • Santee, California

    Walker Preserve Trail

    5.97 mi / 154 ft gain
    Walker Preserve Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Santee, California.
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