Monthly Walks in San Diego County

We walk every month, usually on the first Saturday or Sunday of each month, we gather somewhere in San Diego County. Each walk is in a unique corner of San Diego county – sometimes north, sometimes south.

Meet-up is at 9AM unless otherwise noted.

January 6 | Solana Beach Boardwalk

Take I-5 and exit at Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Go WEST on Lomas Santa Fe for about a mile and a half and then turn RIGHT at the lights at Rios Avenue. Continue to the trail head located at the end of Rios Avenue. Park on the street. We will walk along the lagoon towards the I-5 and back

February 4 | Liberty Station

You may wish to map directions from your home to Roosevelt and Cushing, 92106, which is near where we’ll meet.

  • If you’re traveling westbound on I-8, take the Rosecrans Street Exit.
  • If you’re traveling southbound on I-5, take the Rosecrans Street Exit. At Camino Del Rio W. turn RIGHT. This turns into Rosecrans.
  • If you’re traveling northbound on I-5 take exit to I-8 eastbound. Bear LEFT onto I-8 eastbound. Do not take Morena Blvd Exit. Take first exit toward Taylor Street. At stop turn RIGHT onto Taylor Street. Follow Taylor Street in the most straight forward direction. When you cross Pacific Hwy. you will be on Rosecrans Street. At Sports Arena Blvd. keep left to stay on Rosecrans.

From this point, the route is the same. Follow Rosecrans Street for a mile or so. Just before you reach the new Trader Joe’s plaza, turn Left onto Roosevelt. Continue until the road ends at Cushing and turn Right. Make a left into the parking area.

This new walk will explore the recently redeveloped Liberty Station neighborhood. There are several places to enjoy a coffee following the walk.

March 3 | Del Mar Lagoon, Trailhead #2

April 8 | Shelter Island

We will meet in the Bali Hai parking lot.

If you are traveling westbound on I-8, take the Rosecrans Street Exit.

If you are traveling southbound on I-5, take the Rosecrans Street Exit. At Camino Del Rio W. turn Right. This turns into Rosecrans.

If you are traveling northbound on I-5 take exit to I-8 eastbound. Bear LEFT onto I-8 eastbound. Do not take Morena Blvd. Exit. Take first exit toward Taylor Street. At stop turn RIGHT onto Taylor Street. Follow Taylor Street in the most straight forward direction. When you cross Pacific Hwy. you will be on Rosecrans Street. At Sports Arena Blvd. keep left to stay on Rosecrans.

From this point the route is the same. Follow Rosecrans St. until you come to Shelter Island Dr. Turn left onto Shelter Island Dr. When you reach the circle-roundabout continue left and the Bali Hai Restaurant parking lot is on the right.

May 5 | Batiquitos Lagoon

Take Interstate 5 north to Carlsbad and Exit at Pointsettia, heading EAST. Turn RIGHT onto Batiquitos Drive, then turn RIGHT onto Gabbiano Lane. Park on the street at the lagoon entrance at the end of Gabbiano.

JUNE 10 | SPECIAL EVENT - GLOBAL GREYHOUND WALK

Again this year our San Diego Greyhound Walking Club will be joining the Great Global Greyhound Walk. Our walk will be held in Balboa Park at 10:00am.  We will meet in front of the Hall of Champions adjacent to the Air & Space Museum.

To get to Balboa Park from the north, take either I-5 South or I-15 South. to the 163 South. From the east, take I-8 to the 163 South. Follow the signs for the entrance at Park Blvd.

From the south, follow I-5 north and exit at Park Blvd.

Drive along Park Blvd, following signs for the San Diego Zoo but turn left at Village Place which is one traffic light BEFORE the zoo parking lot. Park in the lot to your left by the enormous ficus tree. We’ll meet there for a walk through this diverse and historic park.

July 7 | Carlsbad Village Walk | 6PM

NOTE:  Evening Walk: 6 PM.

Exit I-5 Freeway on Carlsbad Village Drive and go WEST. Continue through several traffic lights and you will come to State Street. Turn RIGHT. Park at the train station parking lot at State Street and Grand.

August 5 | Mission Bay | 6PM

NOTE:  Evening Walk: 6 PM.

Take the I-5 Freeway to the Clairmont Drive exit which is two exits north of where the I-8 Freeway ends at the I-5 just north of San Diego. Go WEST off the freeway and where the off-ramp ends at Mission Bay Drive, you will see a visitors’ center directly in front of you. Turn LEFT and park next to the visitors’ center.

September 8 | Twin Oaks, San Marcos

Discovery Lake is off Highway 78 between I-15 & I-5. Traveling on Highway 78 from either West or East, you will take the Twin Oaks Valley Rd exit. You will head South onto Twin Oaks Valley Rd. You will pass San Marcos University on the left and proceed to Craven Rd. Turn Right onto Craven Rd pass three street signals until you come to Foxhall St. Turn Left unto Foxhall St. and proceed up the hill to the Discovery Lake Parking Lot at the end of the road.

October 7 | Harbor Island

Take the I-5 or 163 to downtown San Diego and proceed to N. Harbor Drive as if you were going to the airport. Across from Terminal 1, turn LEFT at the lights onto Harbor Island Drive. Proceed to the second set of lights and turn RIGHT. Continue along until you see a parking lot on your LEFT. The entrance is at the far end of the parking lot.
We will begin our walk there, going WEST to Tom Ham’s Restaurant and then turning and walking to the EAST end of the island (Reuben’s Restaurant) before returning to the parking lot. The walk is approximately 3 miles.

November 3 | Oceanside Harbor

Take Interstate 5 into North County to Oceanside. Exit at Harbor Drive. Take Harbor Drive WEST to a stop sign and turn LEFT (to the right is an entrance into Camp Pendleton).

Go down a bit of a hill towards the harbor and veer right onto North Harbor Drive. Follow the road for 1 mile. Park in Lot #3 on your left which is the lot immediately before the parking area for the Jolly Roger restaurant.

We will walk back along the harbor past where you entered, past the restaurants and shops, out to the beach and back.

December 2 | Lake Murray Reservoir

Take Interstate 8 (EAST of the I-15 Freeway) to College Avenue. Exit and proceed NORTH on College Ave. At the lights at Del Cerro Blvd. you will see a Chevron Station on your right. Turn RIGHT onto Del Cerro Blvd. Just past the Chevron is a stop sign at Madra. Turn LEFT onto Madra.

Proceed along Madra as it winds up the hill and down the other side. As Madra crosses Park Ridge, it becomes Murray Park Drive. The park entrance is about half a mile further on your right.

Turn RIGHT into the Park and proceed to the end of the drive to the dirt parking lot near the ball fields. We will walk on the north side of the lake, which is less crowded than down by the picnic area and boat docks at the main entrance.

Saturday, July 7

Next Scheduled Walk

CARLSBAD VILLAGE WALK

Monthly Greyhound Walk

Exit I-5 Freeway on Carlsbad Village Drive and go WEST. Continue through several traffic lights and you will come to State Street. Turn RIGHT. Park at the train station parking lot at State Street and Grand.

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