Top Easy Unforgettable Hikes Around San Diego County

San Diego County is filled with incredible hikes for all skill levels! Here are the most scenic San Diego County hikes that everyone can join in on:

Balboa Park Trails (Trail #1)

Length: 1.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Balboa Park offers numerous trail options that can be found on the Balboa Park Trails website, but Trail #1 is the perfect stroll through the park and an enjoyable way to take in the beautiful urban park surroundings with its flat, well-maintained path. What’s also nice about Trail #1 is that it’s away from busier areas of the park so you’ll experience a less crowded hiking/jogging experience. If you’re feeling ambitious, simply add another trail/loop onto your hike.



Torrey Pines State Park

Length: 3.3 miles

Difficulty:  Easy

This area is a favorite among hikers and offers multiple trail options all with an exceptional view of the Pacific Ocean.  If you’re looking for the perfect SoCal hike, this might be the one for you!


ProTip: Stay at Villa L’Auberge to be close to this popular trail. It’s the perfect spot to wake up early and beat the crowds, and then relax in cozy accommodations on the coast.


Mission Trails Regional Hike (Oak Canyon Trail)

Length: 3 miles

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

The hiking options are endless at this urban national park with more than 40 miles of trails near Kumeyaay Lake and Lake Murray. Try starting with the Oak Canyon Trail that follows an oak-lined ravine that winds north from the Old Mission Dam and isn’t too strenuous on the body, but be sure to take plenty of water with you on warmer days.


Slot Canyon in Anza Borrego State Park

Length: 1 mile

Difficulty: Easy

This hike, although a bit of a drive, is still within San Diego County and is the perfect adventure to add to your vacation! It’s an easy stroll through narrow siltstone canyon. Hike beneath the gravity-defying rock span, and at just a mile of trail, the memory of this natural wonder will leave an impression for years to come.

Borrego Palm Canyon Hike in Anza Borrego

Length: 1.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

If you’ve ever wanted to hike to a real desert oasis then this is the hike for you!


Are you ready to make the most of your SoCal vacation with these fun family-friendly hikes suitable for all skill levels? Book your next vacation at Villa L’Auberge to be close to your adventures. Simply book online or call (877)351-3855.

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