San Diego River Bike Path - Cycling

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This 20-mile path is flat and doesn't feature any cars. Perfect place to take a leisurely bike cruise or to get in a nice running workout.

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Taylor Reilly


20.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

4.3 miles


1 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours


All Seasons

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Dog Friendly


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The San Diego River Bike Path is part of a network of paths that run along the San Diego River. The path starts in the east in Mission/Fashion Valley and runs to the Mission Bay where it becomes the Ocean Beach Bike Path.

What Makes It Great

This is a great route to ride in either direction and is good to cruise for fun, or to ride for a workout. The path is more than 20 miles long and stays off of the road for the most part, keeping you safe from danger and making it where you only have to concentrate on your peddling.  There's also a nice and manageable 4-mile running route along this path. It's calm, peaceful, and away from the crowds. The path itself is wide and flat and offers up views of the scenic waterfront, which will keep you moving as well as help you convince your novice runner friends to come join you. Enjoy running or riding along this serene path. 

Who is Going to Love It

The path is practical for transportation and also for a mellow workout. With 20 miles of interconnected, paved paths, you can actually make a long day with an out and back ride on the path. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

There are many places in the city to jump on the bike path, check out the bike path maps for details on the exact location closest to you. 

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San Diego River Bike Path

2107-2123 Qualcomm Way
San Diego, CA, 92108
32.775407, -117.141184

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