A hiking pathway along a scenic greenbelt

Great Hikes Near Weston

Posted on 06 Mar, 2018

At Weston, you’re never far from great places to enjoy the active, outdoor lifestyle. Whether it’s going for a swim at the Boulder Ridge amenity center, having a run around Santee Lakes or heading out to enjoy the numerous parks of San Diego County, life at Weston comes with easy access to fun in the outdoors. If you’re the hiking type, you may want to explore a few of our favorites that won’t take you too far from home at Weston.

Mission Trails Regional Park
Located right at Weston’s doorstep, this park offers thousands of acres for hikers of all experience levels. Whether you want to venture out for the day or go on an extended journey, there’s something for everyone here.

Mission Trails also features a pathway that leads to the peak of Cowles Mountain – the very highest point in the city of San Diego. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the city and surrounding area on out towards the ocean. 

Torrey Pines State Reserve
Invigorating hikes across challenging trails, pristine ocean views and 1,500 acres of carefully-preserved coastal land await you at Torrey Pines State Reserve. Picturesque natural scenes are abundant here, as are plenty of opportunities to observe the native wildlife of San Diego County. In warmer months, hikers can enjoy radiant wildflower displays, while colder months will offer glimpses of avian flocks arriving on the coast for the winter.

If you’re the kind of adventurer who likes to hike with a destination in mind, you’re in luck – some trails in the reserve lead directly to Torrey Pines State Beach.

Navajo Canyon Open Space Park
This quiet park is perfect for hikers looking to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of the city. With a length of close to three miles, the Navajo Canyon trail lets you get a leisurely hike in without committing to a full day of activity. The trail is rated as easy and accommodating for new hikers; even more, dogs are welcome to come along on your adventure.

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