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Take a Hike in San Diego

Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach. (Photo courtesy of Nick Ng)

When winter ends and the flowers start blooming, the infamous Spring Fever kicks in. We’re all itching to get outside and breathe in the fresh air, and the gym just isn’t going to satisfy your Spring Fever like a beautiful hike can.

We all know that no city provides a beautiful hike like San Diego can, but finding the perfect hike for your mood and location might be a hassle. So here is a roundup of the best hiking trails for everyone sick with the Spring Fever.


#1. Margaret Fleming trail (Sunset Hike), located in Torrey Pines. This trail is an easy hike for everyone, with a round trip of about 2 miles. It’s notoriously called “Sunset Hike” because hikers can watch a beautiful sunset overlooking the ocean when reaching the end. Margaret Fleming trail is perfect for a weekend evening or morning when you want to enjoy a relaxing and scenic walk. This trail does not allow dogs.



#2. Iron Mountain located in Poway. This hike is about 6 miles in total and is rated moderate by most hikers. Iron Mountain is extremely popular and parking becomes scarce. When you reach the top of this mountain, you are able to see Downtown San Diego, Coronado, and even Catalina Island if the skies are clear. This trail allows dogs on leashes.


#3. Lake Hodges Overlook Trail, located in Escondido. This trail is rated moderate/difficult by most hikers and is about 7.5 miles in total. If you decide to hike a little further up from the end point, you can see the Lake Hodges Dam. This Trail provides a lot of beautiful flowers and a view of the ocean on a clear day. Allows Dogs on leashes.


Next time you feel like getting active, ditch the gym and grab your hiking shoes to view the best San Diego has to offer. Go to for more information about these trails!

Still can’t find the perfect hike? Check out Happy Hiking!

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