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Giant Grove Trail

9884-9888 Avenida Magnifica
San Diego, CA 92131

32.904879, -117.084841

Hike: 1 mile loop    Level: Easy

Dog-Friendly: Yes    Kid-Friendly: Yes

Update: It looks like this is no longer a loop trail, and now an extremely short out and back hike due to development next to the grove.

The Giant Grove trail is a short yet enjoyable 1-mile loop located in Scripps Ranch. Because it is completely shaded by eucalyptus trees, even in the summer it will feel cooler than most other hiking trails. We hiked after a rainfall and the smell of eucalyptus was in the air. It was so nice. It appears the trail is lined with trees that burned down in the wildfire that swept through this town years back and the offspring are the trees we now see in the forest.

While you're in the area, make sure to find the Secret Pyramids of Scripps Ranch!

Don't expect a crazy adventure, but it's very kid and dog-friendly. You may find a secret out here if you look really hard. 😉


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4 Reviews


  • Anonymous
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    Where would you park for this one?

    February 20, 2016

  • Anonymous
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    I was sent by faze rug, but can’t be the same tunnel

    July 20, 2016

  • Anonymous
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    Jerabek Park has decent parking unless a youth sporting event is taking place

    June 22, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    You can park on the street (Avenida Magnifica) right outside the entrance

    There’s at least one shell of a hut in this area but it’s well hidden. Check out the storm drainage tunnels here as well, there’s several and they’re fun/creepy to walk through.

    June 23, 2019

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9884 Avenida Magnifica, San Diego, CA 92131, USA


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