William Heise County Park

Home of one the of most scenic campgrounds in San Diego, William Heise has a number of camp-accessible trails in a variety of landscapes. Mountains, woods, desert-- there’s a trail for every taste.
Trail Distance: 3 Miles   Difficulty: 4   Scenery: 7   Map Info: 5

Roberts Ranch Trail

Unlike many trails in San Diego, those of Roberts Ranch are not always clearly marked. Great if you’re looking to explore the area some; not if you like to know where you’re going at all times.
Trail Distance: 2-20 Miles   Difficulty: 3   Scenery: 8   Map Info: 5

Palm Canyon Trail

The most popular hike in the Anza-Borrego State Park (be prepared for more foot traffic than on other trails in the park) it’s the home of one of the CA’s last natural oases. This trail is kid-friendly and treat hikers to waterfalls and shade in the scorching desert.
Trail Distance: 3 Miles   Difficulty: 3   Scenery: 10   Map Info: 4

Hollenbeck Canyon

With rolling hills as far as the eye can see, Hollenbeck Canyon is a welcome sight in East County. Picturesque oak groves shade a creek from the ruthless Jamul sun.
Trail Distance: 4-6 Miles   Difficulty: 6   Scenery: 7   Map Info: 5

Highland Valley

Along the south bank of Lake Hodges lies the lush Highland Valley Trail. Just south of the Coast to Crest Trail, Highland Valley is your short, easy-going option.
Trail Distance: 4 Miles   Difficulty: 3   Scenery: 6   Map Info: 5