Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Crazy Ho Chi Minh Trail, San Diego, California

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




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6 comments:

  1. I looked at the photos, I gasped in awe and admiration, but I did not read your directions on how to do it because my claustrophobia was kicking in just looking at the first 2 photos... it is gorgeous and the view from above magnificent. are the two guys looking down on Black BEach? he he he

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  2. I think finds like this are pretty spectacular. I hope I get to SD so I can explore, assuming I can handle the 'moderate' level

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  3. Love that beach shot from the trail above.

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  4. Sounds like fun as long as you are 20 and fit haha. Some wonderful photos.

    Diana

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  5. looks pretty dangerous. surprising why they haven't closed it till its repaired.

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