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12 Hikes San Diegans Love

San Diego is one of the best places in the United States to experience outdoor activities any time of the year. With so much scenic variety, the hiking trails in this city offer ocean, desert, meadow, canyon, and mountain views. While some hiking trails are more internationally known than others, locals who hike in the area have some clear favorites. Take it from a group of people who know a good hike when they finish one, and check out these 12 hikes that local San Diegans frequent. Your rock-hard quadriceps and nature-loving spirit will thank you.

12. Lake Miramar

Near the Marine Corps base in Miramar there’s a great 4.9-mile path around Lake Miramar. The trail is a paved loop that follows the lake pretty closely, crossing a reservoir dam. The path also offers distance markers every quarter-mile, but many hikers pay them no mind and instead enjoy picturesque views of the lake and the flora and fauna in the area. The path provides a leisurely hike or run, and is also pretty popular for bikes, dogs, and strollers, too. Start at the parking lot off Scripps Lake Drive, and enjoy this gem of a loop for a few hours.

Lake Miramar, San Diego
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