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San Diego Hiking Trails

San Diego hikes, SD hiking, San Diego Mountains

Anza Borrego Desert Slot Canyons
Anza Borrego Desert Slot Canyons

Back a couple of decades ago, inspiration and research for creating this very web site began in the deserted hills behind San Diego. Escaping the city at every chance, some feel the rat race more than others. Luckily the desert is close and there is plenty of space for everyone. California boulders and badlands, hot springs, pine meadows, great views, oak forests creeks, coastal cliffs and lush canyons near downtown, SD does have some awesome hiking trails – even a few waterfalls too.


San Diego County Parks Map w/ links
SD small towns w/ hiking trails nearby

San Diego Hiking Maps


San Diego Lakes

San Diego county has numerous recreational lakes, but only a few that allow overnight camping. Oak filled valleys and pine forests are nearby, but if you are seeking alpine lakes, surrounded by granite peaks and towering forests – then look to north for the Sierra Nevada mountains. Southern California landscape is nearly a desert terrain, with seasonal creeks and minimal rivers, so you won’t find lush greenery with natural lakes down here.

lakes San Diego

cleveland National Forest map

San Diego Mountains

San Diego Mountain / Hiking San Diego / SoCal Camping

hiking San Diego

San Diego forests & parks – 

Cleveland National Forest

Palomar Mountain State Park

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

San Diego maps & trails –

San Diego mountain towns nearby Alpine, Descanso, Julian, Mount Laguna, Palomar, Ramona

mt laguna lodge