Mission Bay Bike Path

California

Mission Bay Bike Path Facts

States: California
Counties: San Diego
Length: 11.4 miles
Trail end points: Mission Bay Park and Mission Bay Park
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6535895
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Mission Bay Bike Path Description

The Mission Bay Bike Path is a paved trail that loops almost completely around San Diego's Mission Bay. The trail runs through Mission Bay Park, which includes and encircles the large man-made body of water. Bathrooms, drinking fountains, parking, playgrounds and picnic tables can be found throughout the park.

Popular with tourists, the path also provides access to several other parks, two wildlife preserves and SeaWorld San Diego. From Sea World Drive, pick up the San Diego River Trail to head east or west along the waterway. Alternatively, pass through Mission Beach to reach the Mission Beach-Pacific Beach Boardwalk, which extends along the Pacific coast.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Mission Bay Bike Path is available at several locations throughout Mission Bay Park. Refer to the TrailLink map for exact locations.

Mission Bay Bike Path Reviews

The municipal code mentioned to in the previous review refers to pedicabs, not regular tricycles. We ride a tandem tricycle rig while pulling our disabled son in a special needs trailer (see photo section). The rig is heavy and slow and we like this trail because it has less climbing than most other places in San Diego.

Not sure if it's enforced but the local municipal code prohibits three wheeled bikes.

Not a good trail to ride for a work out. Great to sight see.

Accordion

This trail is a great trail to take during the week, but on the weekends it may become a bit overcrowded and forces the biker to weave in and out of pedestrians. However, it is a fun trail with not too many hills and is a great way to work-out soloing or taking a relaxing ride with the family. People are very friendly. Great for kids.
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