Where to Run in San Diego

Where to Run in San Diego: Bird Rock Bike Path

  • Difficulty: 2
  • Destination: 5
  • Distance: 1.2 miles

Mix up your road run through the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla when you stumble upon this hidden bike path. You’ll feel you’ve discovered something secret, with this peaceful touch of nature tucked in between the seaside residential homes. Beginning at Nautilus Street and Fay Ave, the asphalt trail transitions into dirt towards the latter portion to finish at Camino de la Costa and La Jolla Hermosa Avenue. The flat route is light and easy, offering two bridge crossings to give the path a trail-running destination feel. Tack this one-mile pathway onto a road run through Bird Rock to switch up your scenery, or squeeze in a quick 2-mile out and back run, away from the crowds along the shoreline.

  • Restrooms: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Starbucks
  • Parking: La Jolla High School Aquatics Center or street residential parking at Fay Ave & Nautilus St

Photo courtesy of SDnews.com