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  1. Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre park replete with all the recreational opportunities you could wish for in an urban cultural park.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.3 miles
    Duration
  2. Cowles Mountain is the highest point in the city of San Diego at 1,592-feet, and lies within Mission Trails Regional Park.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.4 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours, depending on your fitness level and how long you hang out at the peak to take in the view!
  3. This 25,000-acre park offers over 100 miles of really great hiking and biking trails.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.7 miles
    Duration
    Varies, depending on which trail you get on, but plan to spend at least a couple hours exploring the park.
  4. The hike to Cedar Creek Falls is a challenging 6-mile roundtrip that is not for the faint of heart.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    35.9 miles
    Duration
    3-5 hours
  5. An untouched natural gem within San Diego city limits.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.1 miles
    Duration
    Most trails can be completed in one hour or less.
  6. Mt. Gower lies within the 1574-acre Mt. Gower Preserve, a pristine San Diego wilderness area.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    29.2 miles
    Duration
    Half Day
  7. The 13-mile roundtrip Oak Grove Trail leading up Palomar Mountain in Palomar Mountain State Park is a really strenuous, yet highly rewarding hike or trail run for those looking to challenge themselves.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    51.2 miles
    Duration
    Half Day
  8. Iron Mountain Summit Trail is a really great trail for runners and hikers, and family and friends.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    21.2 miles
    Duration
    3 to 4 hours
  9. This 929-acre park, full of oak and pine forests and mountain meadows, is the perfect destination for the whole family.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.8 miles
    Duration
    One hour or less
  10. Have fun on this leisurely trail in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    14.7 miles
    Duration
    2 to 3 hours
  11. Mount Woodson Trail is a difficult 6.4-mile trail that offers up some wonderful views of Lake Poway and the surrounding area.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    22.2 miles
    Duration
    Half Day
  12. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park has a gorgeous, 3-mile family-friendly hike along the coast.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.6 miles
    Duration
    Less than an hour for the hiking, but you may want to spend some more time exploring or enjoying the area.
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