Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

Vista, CA
Length: Varies
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 4    Average: 3.5/5]

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is a great hidden gem located in Vista. They have a cute children’s garden that is full of activities for kids including a music garden! There is also a Prehistoric Garden that includes dinosaur statues, a pond, labyrinth, and much more. The garden is on a hill so some of the trails are fairly steep, so just be prepared to get a workout in. Some trails have steps so they wouldn’t be stroller friendly, but there are enough flat trails that you could bring an off road friendly stroller if needed. There are porta potties located throughout the garden and a gift shop. There is a small fee per person to enter the garden. Please check their website for hours and prices.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly Yes
Stroller terrain All Terrain
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area and Picnic Area

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

You can either park along Jim Porter Parkway and walk in, or there is a small parking lot located inside the gardens.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 4    Average: 3.5/5]

Hike it Baby member since spring 2016. Current HiB Asheville NC Branch Ambassador. Past HiB San Diego CA and Orange County CA Branch Ambassador, and past National Team volunteer for Community Values, HiB30 Challenge Prizes, Mentor, and Ambassador Continued Education teams.


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