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Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point

San Diego Metro Area, California

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Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point

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  • Checking out bikes from the rental station near the entrance to Fiesta Island.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Bike path on the southern end of the park.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • View of Fiesta Island.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Picnic shelter near South Shores.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
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  • Bike path along Sea World Drive.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • View from Ingraham Street Bridge.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Ingraham Street Bridge.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • View of Fishermans Channel and Crown Point from Ingraham Street Bridge.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Looking northeast toward Robin Stribley Marsh Preserve from Crown Point Drive.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Looking northeast toward Robin Stribley Marsh Preserve from Crown Point Drive.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Bridge over Rose Inlet.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • Rose Inlet.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
  • De Anza Cove.- Mission Bay Bicycle Loop through Crown Point
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Mild grade. Rentals available. Nice scenery.
Cons: 
Can be windy. Some ride along busy road.
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Region:
San Diego Metro Area, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Green
Total Distance: 
8.30 mi (13.36 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
15.00 ft (4.57 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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A bike ride around the perimeter of Mission Bay Park is a great way to take a bite-sized piece out of the huge 4,600-acre park. With vistas of Fiesta Island and many different nature preserves, Mission Bay Bike Loop provides an overview of the different areas and amenities of the park.

For this ride, start by parking near the entrance of Fiesta Island. A few hundred feet south of the parking area is a kiosk that rents bikes if you haven't brought your own. Follow the bike path southwest along the water and then along the south side of Sea World. After passing the amusement park, head north on Perez Cove Way, which will turn into Ingraham Street. This route avoids traveling alongside the freeway. Ingraham Street has dedicated bike lanes and two bridges with plenty of room to pull over and look out onto the bay. Once you've crossed the bridges, veer right to stay along Crown Point Drive, then continue along Corona Oriente Road, which is the access road for Crown Point Park to the east. When Corona Oriente Road rejoins Crown Point Drive, there's a pull-off stop with signage describing the wildlife that can be found in the Robin Stribley Marsh Reserve. Crown Point Drive dead ends; turn right onto Pacific Beach Drive, which brings you over Rose Inlet, and then rejoins with Mission Bay Drive and the Mission Bay Bike Path. Follow the path along the shore, back to the starting point to complete the loop.

An 8-mile-per-hour speed limit applies to bicyclists in and around Mission Bay. Helmets are required by California Law for riders under the age of 18.

Dogs are allowed in the park in designated leash-free exercise areas or while leashed on beaches, sidewalks, and park areas in early mornings or evening hours. Check with the City of San Diego for more details.

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