San Diego (Mountains & Eastern County) – Moderate hikes

Agua Dulce Loop

Azalea Glen Trail

Borrego Palm Canyon

Cottonwood Creek Falls

Dyar Spring/Juaquapin Loop

Fry Creek Loop

Garnet Peak

Horsethief Canyon via Espinosa Trail

Lucky 5 Ranch (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park)

Marshal South Cabin/Ghost Mountain

Mountain Palm Springs

Old Banner Toll Road/Warlock Mine

Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail

Palomar Mountain State Park – Boucher Lookout Loop

Palomar Mountain State Park – Lower Doane Valley/Lower French Valley

Palomar Mountain State Park – Thunder Spring/Chimney Flats Loop

Pine Mountain Loop

Pine Ridge Trail (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)

Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve/West Vista Loop

Stonewall Mine/Los Vaqueros Loop

Stonewall Peak

Upper Green Valley/La Cima Loop

Warner Springs to Eagle Rock via Pacific Crest Trail

William Heise County Park


  1. Could you show where all the hikes are on a map, so if you want to hike in a region it is easier to organize the geographically? Like dropped pins on google maps?

    1. Hi Sarena, thank you for reading and for your suggestion. The site used a map in the past but it ended up being difficult to navigate (due to the number of hikes posted and the wideness of the area covered) and additionally the amount of data it used caused the site to load slowly on a lot of devices. Thus, the index by area and difficulty level was created as an alternative. Hope you find it helpful, feel free to suggest any new categories/divisions/etc that might make it easier to navigate.

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