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Trail of the Month: Bird Rock Bike Path

Trek this little-known path with ocean views to the heart of La Jolla

By Claire Trageser

Trail of the Month: Bird Rock Bike Path

Trail of the Month: Bird Rock Bike Path

Illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level
Easy, great for beginners

6 miles round-trip

Good to Know
Dog friendly
Stroller friendly
Free parking


Start at La Jolla Hermosa Avenue and Colima Street, and follow the dirt path after it breaks off from the road. Take it for a round-trip into the center of La Jolla or all the way to the cove for ocean views.

What to Instagram

The hidden path that goes behind houses with canyon walls above.

Why We Love It

This little-known path used mostly by Bird Rock residents is a flat and fun dirt route into the heart of La Jolla without the traffic.

Where to Refuel

Get your caffeine fix at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (5627 La Jolla Boulevard) or opt for Benedicts or cauliflower tacos at Beaumont’s (5662 La Jolla Boulevard).

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