Equestrian Trails & Camps

Equestrian Trails & Pathways in the Greater San Diego Area

  • San Diego Horse Trails Website.
  • Experience San Diego County Trails (brochure, County of San Diego Website).
  • San Diego County Regional Trail System (overview map) (be patient; loads slowly) (County of San Diego Website).
  • San Diego County Trails and Pathways Plans (by community) (info) (maps) (County of San Diego Website).
  • San Diego County Parks and Facilities (Google Maps).
  • Horseback Riding Trips in California (EveryTrail Website, filter by location).
  • Mountain Bike Bill's Trail Reviews (MountainBikeBill's Website).
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  • Agua Caliente County Park (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (info & reservations) (maps) (CA State Parks Website).
  • Barnett Ranch Open Space Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Big Laguna Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Black Mountain Truck Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Blue Sky Ecological Reserve (info) (brochure/map—downloads immediately) (City of Poway Website).
  • Border Field State Park (info) (photos) (CA State Parks Website).
  • Castle H Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Cleveland National Forest (maps) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Crestridge Reserve in El Cajon.
  • Cutca Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (info) (photos) (videos) (maps/brochures) (CA State Parks Website).
  • Daley Ranch (info) (map) (City of Escondido Website).
  • Damon Lane County Park (info) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Del Dios Highlands County Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Dripping Springs Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • El Capitan Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Espinosa Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Fiesta Island Trail (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Fry-Koegel Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Goodan Ranch Preserve / Sycamore Canyon Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
    • Goodan Ranch Preserve / Sycamore Canyon Preserve (info, map, photos) (Friends of Goodan Ranch & Sycamore Canyon Open Space Website).
    • Sycamore Canyon Preserve trails (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Guajome Regional Park (info & photos) (map) (brochure) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Hellhole Canyon Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Highland Valley Trail (info, map + brochure) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • Hollenbeck Canyon Trail (info, maps, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Holly Oaks County Park (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).

    • Holly Oaks Park & Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Horsethief Canyon (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Indian Creek Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Iron Mountain (info, map, photos) (LocalHikes Website).
  • Lagoon Trail (info, map + brochure) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Lake Hodges Trail (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Lake Poway Recreation Area (info) (map—downloads immediately) (City of Poway Website).
  • Lakeside Linkage Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Leulf Pond Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Lilac Pathway (info) (RTA Website).
  • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
    • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (info & map) (The City of San Diego Website).
    • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (info, maps, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Lower Santa Ysabel Truck Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Lusardi Creek Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Mission Trails Regional Park (info) (map) (MTRP Website).
  • Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve (info & photos) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Mt. Woodson Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Mule Hill Historic Trail / San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Trail (info, map + brochure) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • Noble Canyon National Recreation Trail (info & photos) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Noble Canyon National Recreation Trail (info & photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • North Shore Lake Hodges Trail (info & map) (San Diequito River Park Website).
  • Oakoasis Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Otay Valley Regional Park (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail: Southern CA segment (info, map, photos) (brochures) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Pacific Crest Trail: Agua Caliente Section (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Pacific Crest Trail: Barrel Springs Section (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Pacific Crest Trail: Combs Peak Section (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Pacific Crest Trail: Laguna Section (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Pacific Crest Trail: Lost Valley Section (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Pacific Crest Trail: Mexico to Cleveland National Forest (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
    • Pacific Crest Trail: San Felipe Section (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Pacific Crest Trail Association (info, maps, photos) (PCTA Website).
  • Palomar-Magee Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Pamo Road (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Pine Creek Trail (info & photos) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Pine Mountain Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Pine Pathway (info) (RTA Website).
  • Poway Trails Guide (map) and (map legend) (both files download immediately from City of Poway Website).
  • Ramona Community Park (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Ramona Grasslands Preserve (info & photos) (County of San Diego Website)
  • Rancho San Martín (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Roberts Ranch (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Rutherford Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • San Dieguito River Park trails (info & map) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Trail / Mule Hill Historic Trail (info, map + brochure) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • Santa Fe Valley Trail & Del Dios Gorge Trail (info & map) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • Santa Margarita County Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserves (info) (map 1) (map 2) (County of San Diego Website).
    • Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve East & West Trails (info & maps) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • Scove Canyon trails (info) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Secret Canyon Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Simon Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
    • Simon Park Open Space Preserve (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Slone Canyon Trail (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Sweetwater Reservoir Trail (info; brochure & map can be ordered) (Sweetwater Authority Website).
  • Sweetwater Summit Regional Park (info & photos) (map 1) (map 2) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Sycamore Canyon Preserve / Goodan Ranch Preserve (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
    • Sycamore Canyon Preserve trails (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (info) (map) (County of San Diego Website).
    • Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Upper Santa Ysabel Truck Trail (info & map) (RTA Website).
  • Vallecito Regional Park (info) (brochure/map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Volcan Mountain: Fire Road Trail (info & map) (San Dieguito River Park Website).
  • Wildhorse Trail (info) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • William Heise County Park (info) (map 1) (map 2) (County of San Diego Website).

Equestrian Campgrounds in the Greater San Diego Area

  • Boulder Oaks Campground (info & photos) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Butterfield Ranch Resort (info & photos) (Butterfield Ranch Website).
  • Dripping Springs Campground (info) (photos) (U.S. Forest Service Website).
  • Green Valley Horse Camp (maps & reservations) (ReserveAmerica Website).
  • Los Coyotes Horse Camp (info & photos) (Los Coyotes Website).
  • Los Vaqueros Group Horse Camp (info, maps, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Oakzanita Springs Campground (info & photos) (Thousand Trails Website).
  • Rancho Oasis private horse camping (info) (Total Escape Website).
  • Stagecoach Trails RV Park & Resort (info, brochure, photos) (Stagecoach Trails Website).
    • Stagecoach Trails RV Park & Resort (info, map, photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
  • Sweetwater Summit Regional Park (info & photos) (map 1) (map 2) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Vallecito Regional Park (info) (brochure/map) (County of San Diego Website).
  • Vern Whitaker Horse Camp (info & reservations) (ReserveAmerica Website) (also see Anza-Borrego Desert State Park above).
    • Vern Whitaker Horse Camp (info & photos) (San Diego Horse Trails Website).
    • Vern Whitaker Horse Camp (photos) (a set on Flicker).