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Scenic La Jolla Hiking Route

La JollaHiking and other outdoor adventures are popular in San Diego, and it’s easy to see why with the near perfect weather we’re so fortunate to enjoy year round. San Diego has more biodiversity than any other county in North America, making it an excellent place to see a variety of plant life and snap some amazing photos. Today we’re focusing on one of La Jolla’s best kept secrets, the hiking trail that leads up to the top of Mount Soledad.

About La Jolla Natural Park

La Jolla Natural Park boasts 42 acres of untouched, natural beauty. Looking to the north, you can see the County Club golf course, with it’s vast rolling hills of green. To the west, this hike offers amazing views of the La Jolla Village, and La Jolla Cove. To boot, this park is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be leashed. The locals of La Jolla refer this park as the “La Jolla Heights Open Space”, and the local La Jolla High Schooler’s know this spot better as “Viewpoint”.

Hiking Tips

We know parking in La Jolla isn’t always easy, but here’s an insider tip. When you drive up toward Mount Soledad, park on Brodiaea Way and follow Encilia Drive to the trailhead.

The hike itself provides a pretty steep incline, and it can be very slippery with the loose rocks. We recommend wearing hiking boots, or something with solid treads to help you navigate and stay sure-footed.

As always in San Diego, it’s important to stay hydrated in the heat, so make sure you bring enough water for everyone on your hike (pets too!). Sunscreen is a must, and don’t forget your camera. This hike presents a wealth of photo opportunities in the clearings throughout the trail. Enjoy the hike, breathe, and take in the breathtaking views!

The La Jolla Natural Park trailhead is located near 7333 Encelia Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037. While you’re up there, check out one of your premier homes for sale located at 7234 Encelia Drive.

If you enjoyed this post you might also want to read our post, “Snorkeling in La Jolla.”

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