The City Coastal Trails of San Diego serve many of us “in-landers” as a way to beat the heat when the inland areas are scorching hot. In addition to offering these trails offer city dwellers some nice places to mountain bike locally. I have not found many rides in this region of San Diego City, but the ones I’ve tried have been a lot of fun.
*Please Note – The rides on the coast north of San Diego City are marked as Orange Balloons on the map below and can be found by clicking North County Trails of San Diego. Rides on the coast south of the city are signified by Red Balloons and are located at South County Trails in San Diego.
City Coastal Trails of San Diego
This map below shows you trailheads for the best San Diego Mountain Bike trails. The City Coastal trailheads are shown by the Yellow Balloons.
- Tri Canyons North… 14.4 miles of easy riding in San Diego’s local canyons.
- Tecolote Canyon (Garmin Review and Photos)… 20.71 miles of weaving through the canyon… crossing streets… dodging cars and joggers… and riding some nice trail.
- Florida Canyon (Garmin Review, Strava Review)… 10.71 miles of urban trail riding in and around Balboa Park.
- Glider Ride… This 25.66 mile loop starts at the train station under Interstate 5, climbs up onto the mesa, heads west to the edge of Miramar Naval Air Station, then heads to the coast and the gliders. (Garmin Review, Strava Review, Photos)
While there do not seem to be many different trails in the coastal region of the City of San Diego, the ones we have just might fill the ticket for you if you’re staying downtown or looking for somewhere to ride when the inland areas are just too hot. Who knows, maybe one of these City Coastal trails will turn out to be your favorite!