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Chula Vista has so many great hiking trails to get out and enjoy

Chula Vista hiking trails to explore
  • What better way to explore Chula Vista Hiking trails then on National Trail Day June 3rd.
  • It’s the perfect day for families with small children to embark on an outdoor adventure.
  • Explore the breathtaking scenic trails that our City has to offer.
  • Communities nationwide are planning exciting events like hiking and clean-up activities.
  • Take this opportunity to show respect for the sacred lands on which these trails were constructed.
  • The trails were once the ancestral homes of indigenous groups.
  • Alanna Smith from Save the Redwoods League emphasizes the importance of giving back and maintaining the trails.
  • Enjoy the great outdoors and create lasting memories with your little adventurers.

Ready to get out and explore Chula Vista hiking trails?

Calling all adventurous families with little explorers! Mark your calendars and get ready for a thrilling outdoor adventure on June 3rd, the first Saturday of June. It’s none other than National Trail Day, a day dedicated to discovering the breathtaking trails that our incredible City has to offer. I love to get out and explore all the great Chula Vista hiking trails around us. Here is a little history of the day plus my list of top trails to visit in the community.

Imagine the joy on your children’s faces as they embark on a journey through scenic trails, surrounded by nature’s wonders. It’s the perfect opportunity to step away from our busy lives and immerse ourselves in the great outdoors.

But wait, there’s more! According to a recent release from the California News Service, communities across the nation are gearing up for this momentous day. From exciting hiking expeditions to community clean-up events, there’s something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.

Beyond the thrill of exploration, National Trail Day also presents us with a chance to honor the hallowed grounds upon which these trails were forged. Let’s not forget that these lands were once the cherished ancestral homes of indigenous groups. Alanna Smith, a parks program associate for the incredible nonprofit Save the Redwoods League, beautifully reminds us, “Thinking about how these trails are created, and ways that we can help maintain them, that’s a big part of National Trails Day. Any way we can give back is a wonderful way to celebrate this special occasion.” You can learn more at their website here.

Here is our list of Chula Vista hiking trails to visit

  • Rhor Park Trail
  • Sweetwater Summit Regional Park
  • Upper Otay Reservoir Trailhead
  • Bayside Park Trailhead
  • Lower Otay Reservoir Bike Trail Trailhead
  • Mother Miguel Mountain Trailhead

So take this opportunity to try something new. Commit yourselves to taking care of the earth while appreciating its grandeur. As we have seen, National Trail Day is about more than just having fun; it is a chance to give back and honor those who came before us. So, be sure to strap on those hiking boots and set out on the Chula Vista hiking trails – when you do, remember that you are walking in the footsteps of those who have come before you. And last but not least, don’t forget to share your hiking trail photos with us here at #chulavistaliving! We’d be delighted to see your magnificent journey captured through your lens.

Image by carlaborella from Pixabay


I have lived in this great community for over 30 years. In that time I have seen so many changes both good and bad. My goal is to promote this city and all of the good that goes on here. There are so many local events, small businesses and community groups making this city even better. You can always find me at the events taking photos. This site is a passion project of mine and I want to use this platform to get the community engaged. Get out and enjoy Chula Vista and make sure to follow me on all the socials for more!