Bridges of San Diego County – Part 2 – Bridges Worth the Drive
San Diego County’s world-renowned beauty is enhanced by the presence of pretty trails and delightful bridges in and around the area. From canyons to coastal cliffs, these trails offer a unique way to experience the outdoors. In the second part of our two-part Bridges of San Diego County blog, we explore the prettiest of bridges outside the city. Whether you’re a hiking enthusiast or seeking a peaceful escape, these trails will not disappoint.
Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve is a hidden gem in San Diego, featuring over 4,000 acres of diverse habitats. The trail meanders along a creek, leading you through oak woodlands and vibrant wildflower displays. Here, you’ll find wooden bridges that span the creek, offering views and lots of photo opps.
Mission Trails Regional Park. As one of the largest urban parks in the United States, Mission Trails Regional Park provides an array of trails for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the Oak Canyon Trail, where wooden bridges cross a babbling brook or head to scenic Lake Murray, where a wooden bridge lets visitors walk or bike around the lake.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. For breathtaking coastal views and scenic bridge encounters, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is the place to go. Hike along the trails that wind through the reserve’s majestic coastal cliffs, and you’ll be rewarded with picturesque bridges and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Coronado Bridge. One of the area’s most visible motor vehicle bridges, Coronado Bridge spans across San Diego Bay offering breathtaking views of the bay, downtown San Diego and Coronado Island. While pedestrians are not allowed on the bridge, you can walk across Coronado Ferry Landing, which provides great views of the bridge and the bay.
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