Best Places To Hike & Camp In San Diego

Jul 10, 2018

If you love to hike, camp and being close to nature, then living in San Diego is the perfect place to live.  San Diego offers many different levels of hiking trails for you to explore. On any given day you can hike by the ocean or up in the mountains San Diego has plenty of places to explore.

However if camping is what you love San Diego offers a variety of campgrounds to choose from.  You can camp either at the beach or up in the mountains, but don’t forget to make reservations.

Here are lists of both hiking trails and campgrounds for you to review. Once you find the right trail or campground to camp at have a wonderful time to exploring San Diego! 

Hiking Trails

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

La Jolla CA

Mount Woodson & Potato Chip Rock

Poway CA

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

San Diego CA, between

Rancho Penasquitos & Sorrento HIlls

Cedar Creek Falls & Devil’s Punchbowl

Cleveland National Forest, near Ramona CA

Three Sister’s Waterfall

Descanso CA

Cowles Mountain – Highest Peak in the County

San Diego CA

Iron Mountain

Poway CA

Silvercrest Trail

Palomar Mountain State Park, Palomar

Mountain CA

Oak Canyon & Grasslands Crossing

Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego CA

Cabrillo National Monument

San Diego CA, on the Point Loma Peninsula


 Kumeyaay Lake Campground

Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego CA

Santee Lakes – Indoor Camping

Santee CA

Campland on the Bay

San Diego CA, Pacific Beach

Lake Poway

Poway CA

San Elijo State Beach Campground

Cardiff, CA

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Escondido, CA

South Carlsbad State Beach Campgrounds

Carlsbad, CA

Roar and Snore at the

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Escondido, CA

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Julian, CA

Mount Laguna, CA

Palomar Mountain State Park

Palomar Mountain, CA

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