This weeks highlight: Urban trails in San Diego – Balboa Park

Hiking or trail walking is a great and fun outdoor activity for you and your dog. With an almost perfect weather year around, San Diego and San Diego County is ideal for this kind of exercise. If you don’t mind driving an hour and plus, endless hiking trails seem to be just waiting for you to get explored. It seems to be the right thing to do on a weekend – but what if you want to go on a trail after work for an hour, to release your stress of the day and enjoy some one-on-one time with your dog without having to drive too far?

San Diego central has quite a few amazing urban trails, which make forget that you are in the city. Did you know that Balboa Park offers 65 miles of trails? Difficulty levels from easy to strenuous give plenty of variety, some of the trails leading right trough the middle of attractions.

The official Balboa Park website has a great compilation of the 19 trails that lead from 5 gateways in the park. Click on the link to find out more about the trails, which are explained in detail including a PDF map:

Six and Upas Trails Gateway
Park Boulevard Gateway
Morley Field Gateway
Marston Point Gateway
Golden Hill Gateway


“Hike it on!”

…Which one is your favorite trail? If you have a description of the trail and maybe even some pictures, please send them to Unleashed Dog Fitness and I will post them. 

Pictures of hikes can also be found on UDF’s Facebook page.

Author: Vanessa Barrera, Unleashed Dog Fitness San Diego
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