If you dare...and if you can find it...
The Ho Chi Minh Trail, San Diego
(aka La Jolla Trail)
|Beginning the Upper End of the Trail|
This sandy trail begins between two fences
around some pretty nice homes.
|Upper Section of Trail|
It works its way down to the beach below.
|The Beach Below Ho Chi Minh Trail, San Diego|
The nearby clothing optional Black's Beach
will either scare you or motivate you. ;)
|Checking Out The Lower Section Ahead|
I read about this trail on several blogs and travel sites.
They all said the trail was moderate...
you can ask my physically fit 20 year old son about that.
He says: No way is this moderate.
|Yup, That's The Trail Near the Lower End|
(There were two folks stranded on the right side who came from the Glider Port Trail.)
It's a steep, twisty, rocky, sandy, narrow climb.
It was also pretty popular when we were there.
|You'll See Para Gliders Overhead|
We think the recent rains (2017) may have washed parts of the trail away
making it more difficult...but still...moderate?
|The Trail Head...Not An Easy Find|
Here is my recommendation:
Take the steps down from the nearby Torrey Pines Glider Port to the north
and work your way up the trail (- going down is harder.)
I found climbing barefooted easier on the sandy sections.
|Access the Trail Via the Beach or 9883 La Jolla Farms Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037|
More photos of the trail and surrounding La Jolla area
can be found here.