Thirteen miles north of San Diego, La Jolla is a beautiful and affluent seaside community. There’s a commercial area near the water, oceanside roads and trails for walking and running, and, heading east from the beach, a hilly residential community with gorgeous homes and views. La Jolla could be a whole running section in itself.
The best run in La Jolla is between La Jolla Cove and Bird Rock. It’s a mix of coastal bluff trail above the water, the Coast Road along the water, and a couple of residential road sections away from the water. The ‘heart’ of the run is the ~2 miles between La Jolla Cove and the end of Coast Blvd. at Ravina St. Then pick up the coastal section at Fern Glen, nearly all the way to Bird Rock. Especially pretty at sunset!
- 4 miles ONE-WAY from Goldfish Point to Bird Rock
- 164 feet.
- Goldfish Point one end, Bird Rock other end