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Here are San Diego's top 5 hiking spots

Torrey Pines State Reserve | Photo: M E./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 05, 2019.

In search of a new favorite hiking spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top destinations for that outdoor pursuit around San Diego, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're seeking an invigorating jaunt.

1. Torrey Pines State Reserve

Photo: julie g./Yelp

Topping the list is Torrey Pines State Reserve. Located at 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road in Torrey Preserve, the park and beach is the most popular hiking spot in San Diego, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,274 reviews on Yelp.

2. Cabrillo National Monument

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Next up is Wooded Area's Cabrillo National Monument, at 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive (at Cole Road). With 4.5 stars out of 650 reviews on Yelp, the park, landmark, historical building and hiking spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Mission Trails Regional Park

photo: matin n./yelp

Lake Murray's Mission Trails Regional Park, at 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, is another top choice. Yelpers give the park, hiking and community service/non-profit spot 4.5 stars out of 346 reviews.

4. Fortuna Mountain

photo: john d./yelp

Fortuna Mountain, a hiking spot in Tierrasanta, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 77 Yelp reviews. Head over to 11440 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (at Rueda Drive) to see for yourself.

5. Tecolote Canyon Natural Park & Nature Center

Photo: Bradley N./Yelp

Finally, over in Bay Park, check out Tecolote Canyon Natural Park & Nature Center, which has earned four stars out of 62 reviews on Yelp. You can find the park, which offers hiking and mountain biking, at 5180 Tecolote Road.


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