San Diego, CA

Mission Trails Regional Park

Located in La Mesa, 12 miles northeast of San Diego. More than 30 miles of trail running, all within the confines of a 5,800-acre regional park. Of special note is 1,591-foot Cowles Mountain, the highest point in San Diego (city). Options include the mostly flat 1.2-mile Grassland Loop to the moderately challenging 4-mile North Fortuna Trail to the challenging Fortuna Saddle Trail. It’s about 3 miles to the top of Cowles Mountain.

Park Info and Trail Map
Essentials
  • Numerous options. See trail map
  • Park is 12 miles northeast of San Diego. Use parking lot.