PLACES TO RUN IN SAN DIEGO... PARKS
PARKSSan Diego has many open space parks to run in around the county. Here is a listing of some of those parks, with info on location and a description of the type of running you'll find there! More to come!
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West side is grass park, east side is museum roads, in between, along highway 163, is a mile of dirt path with challenging hills to get back to the top!
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On the west side of Balboa Park there is a mile or so of dirt path to run on. From Sixth & Laurel go through the 'dog park' to under the Laurel Bridge, alongside Highway 163
The SouthWest corner of Balboa Park is at the corner of Sixth & Elm, with an uphill to Sixth & Laurel. The Northwest corner is at Park & Upas.
Between these points there are 1200 acres of park to run in- from flat grass & dirt paths to hilly trails, much of it under the shade of trees and quiet roads with little traffic. East of this are the dirt paths and hills of Florida Canyon and Morley Field.
This is the site for the national high school cross country championships
sponsored by Foot Locker, so you know it has some good trails to run!
Morley Field is North-East of downtown
San Diego, directly east of Balboa Park,
between Florida Canyon and Pershing Drive, south of Upas St.
MISSION TRAILS- Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres. Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542. Centrally located and only eight miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park provides a quick, natural escape from the urban hustle & bustle. MAP
Between Balboa Park and Morley Field, on both sides of Florida Drive are trails to run. You can have gentle rolling paths, or challenging steep hills to chose from!
(HIGHWAY 52) - , trails.com
Clemente Canyon can be found south of highway 52, and between highways 5 and 805.|
This canyon has dirt paths to run on, much under the shade of trees.
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
|The Pacific Crest Trail runs through Mount Laguna which can be accessed by taking the Sunrise Highway off of Highway 8.|
In the last SW corner of the USA, within site of the border of Mexico, is the IB Estuary with flat dirt paths from near the beach to the mouth of the Tijuana River. A number of loops in the estuary, making a 5 mile run possible.
Drive & Imperial Beach Blvd., |
at 2nd Street- MAP
VISTA GOLF COURSE/|
This golf course has a 3 mile loop dirt path and grass you can run, or head east and uphill to the Sweetwater Reservoir.
Parking available on the north side off of Sweetwater Rd. in 'Rohr Park'.
Below the Light House and Cabrillo Monument,
and under Pt. Loma Nazarene College on the ocean side, there are trails to run.
Links to other San Diego Running Trails Websites
by Cindy Harris
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30 April, 2013