Best Bike Trails in San Diego

Great weather and flat trails are all you need for a great bike ride. Luckily, San Diego has year-round mild weather and is home to paved trails that are safe for the whole family.


Here are some of the best bike trails in San Diego that are perfect for every skill set!


Carlsbad Coastal Rail Trail

Located in the heart of Carlsbad Village, this spot provides the perfect day out. This trail stretches for 0.7 miles, making it a great option for little ones. You’ll often spot parents teaching their kids how to ride bikes because it’s free of car traffic. There are shops and restaurants nearby for a post-bike ride treat!

Kid-friendly      Off of main streets


Mission Bay Bike Path

With miles of shoreline, this bike path brings excellent views of the glistening ocean. There are many surrounding parks, which present a great opportunity to take a break and set up a picnic. This trail is paved and flat, making it an ideal spot to take your kids on a two-wheel adventure.

Kid-friendly      Off of main streets       Bike rentals nearby


The Bayshore Bikeway

This cruise along San Diego Bay stretches for about 24 miles and includes 13 miles of car-free traffic, making it perfect for bike riding. The path not only brings great views of the bay, but also fun attractions, parks and shopping opportunities. The location makes it easy to create a full-day adventure with your whole family; just don’t forget your camera.

Kid-friendly      Off of main streets       Bike rentals nearby


Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail

Glide along this well maintained, flat trail and you will appreciate the artwork peppered along the way. This trail is free of car traffic, making it a perfect bike trail for your little ones. There is beach access along the way, making it the perfect opportunity to jump into the ocean to cool off.

Kid-friendly      Off of main streets      


Mission Trails

This bike trail will bring you views of the mountains at The Mission Trails Regional Park. We recommend heading out to this trail during the early morning or late evening as it can get really hot. This trail is free of car traffic; however, we recommend this trail for experienced bikers.

Off of main streets       Bike rentals nearby


Before heading out on your two-wheel adventure on the best bike trails in San Diego, be sure to pack plenty of water and apply sunscreen. For more activities in San Diego, check out Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups’ articles.  


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