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May 03

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Thanks to its idyllic weather, it should come as no surprise that some of the best things to do in San Diego take place outside. As you start planning your next stay at InterContinental San Diego, make sure your itinerary includes various activities on land and sea. Discover some of the stunning scenery this region has to offer by exploring some of the best hikes in San Diego. 

The variety of trails near our San Diego means there’s something for everyone. Whether you are an experienced hiker looking to be out all day or a family looking for something suitable for their young children, you can find a hiking adventure right for you. To help you plan your outing, we’ve made a list of some of the best hikes in San Diego.

A Checklist of 7 Hiking Trails Near San Diego

  • Fortuna Mountain Trail in Mission Trails Regional Park takes you along both South Fortuna and North Fortuna peaks. The elevation changes of this 6.2-mile loop trail make it more of a moderate difficulty.
  • Head to the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve to hike the 6.8-mile Los Penasquiots Canyon Trail. The mostly flat and well-maintained trail is an excellent option for those with older kids.
  • Seven Bridge Walk is not your typical trail. Found inside Balboa Park, the urban walk allows you to explore several neighborhoods surrounding the popular San Diego attraction. 
  • Measuring 6.4 miles, the Tecolote Canyon Trail is a relatively flat course with a few steep inclines. Part of Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, there are several side routes you can explore along this out-and-back trail.
  • Annie’s Canyon Trail is known for its narrow sandstone walls. You’ll begin your journey at the San Elijo Activity Hub Park & Ride before crossing a suspension bridge. Given the steep climb on the return journey, we don’t recommend this trail to novice hikers.
  • If you’re looking for a hike to enjoy later in the day, check out the Sunset Cliffs Trail. The 2.1-mile out-and-back trail is known for its panoramic ocean views. This is also a great spot for migrating California gray whales.
  • Start your hike along the North Fortuna via Rolling Hills by crossing the San Diego River. Make your way up toward North Fortuna Mountain while taking in views over the surrounding hills.

Relax in Luxury at InterContinental San Diego

No matter which of the above hikes in San Diego you choose, you’re sure to work up a sweat. Refuel and relax back at InterContinental San Diego. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of our fantastic on-site restaurants like Vistal Bar + Restaurant or Garibaldi. You can also order room service and unwind in the comfort of your spacious yet cozy room. Call 619-501-9400 to learn more about the range of accommodations at our San Diego hotel and special offers.

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