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stuckin
02-17-2007, 6:40 PM
any one now of any good places to hike around san diego? looking for a place were u can let dogs run around and not a lot of people.
thanks for any heads up
stuck

BrianK_73
02-18-2007, 6:26 AM
The Sea to Sea Trail comes to mind. http://www.seatoseatrail.org/

When I lived in Bonita there was a place down the street from me that offered a good place to run, hike, and mountain bike. There used to be a lot of areas like that.

stuckin
02-18-2007, 7:18 AM
hey thanks for the link. great web site for trailers down here. always looking for something new. might have to get off the computer and get out there
thanks again for the link
stuck

SnWnMe
02-18-2007, 8:22 AM
Many of the good hiking trails are also popular mtn biking as well as equestrian trails. I suggest keeping the dogs close.

Mission Trails, Sweetwater Reservoir, Mt Woodson, Iron Mtn, The Cuyamacas etc. all have nice hiking trails.

Rumpled
02-18-2007, 10:39 AM
For SD get the Afoot and Afield in SD by Jerry Schad (might have his name wrong)
Peruse it at a library or buy it yourself. For dog places, try a dog friendly type book.
Also, check out the book section at REI.
Generally, for dogs; BLM and Forest Service are the areas where you can let 'em run free. Look for some of the more out of the way places even in those systems.

racko
02-19-2007, 6:03 AM
san marcos: discovery lake. once you get up there the people are sparse. Escondido: Elfin Forest the way up and once you get up there, there are tons of trails and no people.

SnWnMe
02-19-2007, 9:02 AM
Elfin has a lot of mtn bikers and horsies though. At least the coupla times I was there. I love jumping those water bars on the downhill!

damon1272
02-19-2007, 12:07 PM
You may want to look at the Blue Sky reserve in Poway. It is a nice hike. I don't know about letting the dogs run though.

toymonger
02-20-2007, 3:25 AM
Sunrise Highway, Laguna Mountain http://miriameaglemon.com/San%20Diego%20Bird%20Pages/Sites/Sunrise%20Highway.htm

Lake Cuyamaca http://www.julianca.com/hiking_nature/index.htm

Palomar Mountain http://www.palomarsummit.com/hiking/index.html

Bring your camera. Check on Dog rules