Dairy Mart Loop

San Diego, CA
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

This is a great trail for little legs, as it packs a lot into a short distance.

Begin at the parking lot and head counter-clockwise. You’ll soon come to the first over look which has bird blinds that kids can look through (with a boost from an adult) to do a little bird watching. Continuing down the trail will lead to an even better view of the pond.

Watch for the trail marker, where you’ll make a left hand turn onto the cool bridge/boardwalk. There is one more trail junction where you will take a left. You will pass through another parking lot on your way to the staging area. The second half of this hike is much more exposed.

This trail is ADA accessible up to the large viewpoint of the pond.

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Lake, Ranger Led Hikes, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

San Diego County Park rangers often lead a hike here on weekends.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There are two parking areas along Dairy Mart Rd. Parking in the lot closest to I-5 will put you closest to the viewpoints.

Trail Contributor

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