Hiking San Diego: Big Laguna Trail
The trail is a bit on the longer side – 10 miles that can quickly turn into about 12 if you make a few wrong turns like I did – but the hike itself is pretty easy. The beginning part of the hike takes you through an area that suffered a fairly recent forest fire but is still beautiful.
The most memorable – and scariest – part of the hike was when we came across a herd of cattle. I don’t know if you’ve ever been within 100 feet of a big herd of cattle but holy shit they are terrifying.
Overall, I would highly recommend this hike for anyone in the San Diego area. It is also worth noting that the Big Laguna Trail (not the section of the Pacific Crest Trail) also welcomes dogs that are leashed (but clearly proceed at your own risk) and mountain bikes.