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  • Warner Springs, California

    Warner Springs, California, is a top destination for outdoor adventures with some of the best trails and outdoor activities. The Pacific Crest Trail is a must-visit, offering a scenic hike with views of the San Felipe Valley and the Anza-Borrego Desert. This challenging trail is known for its diverse landscape, including unique rock formations and a variety of flora and fauna. For a more relaxed outdoor activity, head to Lake Henshaw, where you can enjoy fishing and bird-watching. In close proximity to Warner Springs, the Palomar Mountain State Park offers a range of hiking trails through coniferous forests, with panoramic views of the Pacific. These are just a few examples of the outdoor attractions in and near Warner Springs.

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    • Mount Laguna, California

      Night Shoot at Mt. Laguna USAF Station

      This is a great stop when passing through the Anza Borrego Desert. The drive is very scenic, and passes through Sunrise Highway. Once you turn off the road, it's a very short drive up the hill where you will find a large spot to leave your car. There is a service gate that you can't drive through...
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    • San Diego, California

      Los Penasquitos Waterfall via Los Penasquitos Canyon Trailhead

      4.3
      4.15 mi / 115 ft gain
      The Los Penasquitos Preserve waterfall is a hidden gem of San Diego and a popular spot for locals within the area. The hike to the waterfall lies within a preserve of approximately 4,000 acres. There are many different trailheads that lead to the waterfall all offering a unique experience. I alwa...
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    • Mount Laguna, California

      Red Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop

      4.0
      4.63 mi / 591 ft gain
      Red Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Julian, California.
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    • Encinitas, California

      Coastal Roots Farm

      5.0
      Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas, California provides high quality, freshly picked organic produce with a pay-what-you-can pricing model. If you can afford to, pay their asking price, especially when you consider in return they allow people in need to buy for less than normal market prices. Best p...
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    • Carlsbad, California

      South Carlsbad Campground

      5.0
      South Carlsbad Campground is a picturesque experience. Imagine gorgeous sea cliffs overlooking a lovely beach, with ample activities to pursue (or just lay in the sun and enjoy some quiet time). The most popular campsites, 1-70 and 156-222, are perched on the edge of a bluff and feature the best ...
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    • Encinitas, California

      Grandview Beach

      5.0
      3 mi
      Grandview Beach is a great spot for surfing when conditions line up (see Surfline). it's also an ideal spot to kick back and relax (bring your whole fam, dogs too).  If you're looking for a little fitness, you can start at either Grandview Beach and head south along the beach to the San Elijo la...
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    • Encinitas, California

      Photograph Surfers at Beacons Beach

      5.0
      Pack for a day of fun, and don’t forget your camera! Getting there is easy. You can plug “beacons beach” or Leucadia State Beach right into your gps. You’ll find it right off of Neptune Street, where you can park in the parking lot on top of the sea bluff. Walk down the windy beach trail and you ...
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    • Encinitas, California

      Stonesteps Beach

      Stonesteps Beach is incredibly scenic during every season. In the winter this beach is usually fairly rocky, and in the spring/summer the sand returns.  If you're looking to hang out on this beach just be sure to set up your towel or chair a good ways away from the cliffside as there is a lot of...
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    • Oceanside, California

      Buccaneer Beach

      If you're looking for a beach to bring your family, Buccaneer Beach is the place to go. It has a little bit of everything plus a huge parking lot, so it's really never full (unless you go midday on the 4th of July or something). There is a grassy area next to the parking lot with benches to have...
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    • Santee, California

      Kwaay Paay Trail

      2.4 mi / 846 ft gain
      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). There will be other hikers parked there, but I'...
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    • Encinitas, California

      Encinitas Coastal Rail Trail

      2.61 mi / 33 ft gain
      The Cardiff/Encinitas Coastal Rail Trail (part of the longer, ongoing project to eventually run 44 miles between Oceanside and San Diego) is a beautiful, mellow, and well-maintained pathway that runs from the corner of Chesterfield Dr. & San Elijo Ave. (right across the street from the Patago...
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    • Canyon Lake, California

      Kabian Memorial Park Loop

      5.0
      3.48 mi / 335 ft gain
      Kabian Memorial Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Quail Valley, California.
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    • Santee, California

      Cowles Mountain via Big Rock Trail

      4.0
      4.86 mi / 1207 ft gain
      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 of the tennis courts past the limits (the fence) of...
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    • Santee, California

      Oak Canyon in Mission Trails Regional Park

      5.0
      3.22 mi / 249 ft gain
      Starting on Father Junipero Serra Trail, drive 0.7 miles west to the Old Mission Dam parking lot on the left. The park closes the gates at 7pm, so make sure to park early, or plan your hike in such a way that you don't get locked in! If you think you'll need longer, you can park out on the main r...
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    • Encinitas, California

      San Elijo State Beach Campground

      4.5
      This campground is located right next to the beach as well as next to the San Elijo Lagoon. Head to the beach during the day for a swim. This is also a great place to catch a sunset. If you want to stretch your legs and get moving a bit, you can hike around the San Elijo Lagoon to the east of the...
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    • Solana Beach, California

      Annie’s Canyon via N Rios

      4.7
      1.54 mi / 135 ft gain
      If you're looking for a super short hike, this 10 minute flat walk couldn't be more ideal. Start at 840 N Rios Avenue, Solana beach and walk east towards the FWY 5 where you will see Annie’s Canyon on your right. There is only one way to go up the canyons and it gets pretty tight in places, but y...
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