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Climbers Loop Trail

San Diego Metro Area, California

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  • View of the trailhead.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • One of the many steep sections of the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • There are large boulders along the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • View to the north from the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • Wildflowers blooming along the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • View to the southwest from the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • View to the west from the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • A hiker pausing to take in the view.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • There are many climbing opportunities along the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • The trail is quite steep at times.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • Wildflowers blooming along the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • A section of the San Diego River is visible from the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • View to the west from the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • Wildflower blooming along the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • View to the north from the trail.- Climbers Loop Trail
  • Father Junipero Serra Trail in the valley below.- Climbers Loop Trail
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Pros: 
Beautiful views. Wildflowers. Access to climbing trails.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
San Diego Metro Area, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Highest point: 
600.00 ft (182.88 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Fall, Summer, Spring
Total Distance: 
1.20 mi (1.93 km)
Total elevation gain: 
600.00 ft (182.88 m)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
10.00 ft (3.05 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Climbers Loop Trail is a short yet steep hike located just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. As the name suggests, it is a popular trail for climbers due to the many climbing and bouldering opportunities in the area. This is also a great hike for those without any climbing experience. The trail features beautiful, panoramic views of Mission Trails Regional Park and the surrounding communities as well as wildflowers during the spring.

Depending on the availability of parking, the hike may be slightly lengthier than 1.2 miles. Although there is usually parking available along Father Junipero Serra Trail, spaces can fill up quickly on weekends. Hikers may choose to begin from either the southern or the northern trailhead. Starting from the north and completing a clockwise loop is easier since the grade on the way up is less steep. After several switchbacks, hikers are rewarded with picturesque views before descending to complete the loop.

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