Bayside Hiking Trail – Cabrillo National Monument
Location: Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA
Features: Hiking trails, bird watching, fishing, incredible scenery
Located nearby San Diego in California, the Bayside Hiking Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop that highlights the Cabrillo National Monument. The trail begins nearby the crest of the promontory by the lighthouse. It then descends 300 feet down the cliffs on the east slope of Point Loma and into the old US Army Roadway. Along the way, the trail passes through remnants of abandoned military bunkers and defense systems.
Did you know: The Cabrillo National Monument, meanwhile, is a shrine that commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay in September of 1542 – highlighting the first European expedition. The monument features a statue of Cabrillo along with a 20th century coastal artillery batteries.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Wear appropriate footwear
Whether it may be a short hike or a long trek, it is best that you wear appropriate footwear. Trail shoes are best for short hikes while hiking boots are best for technical terrain.
2) Keep gear organized
Often enough, it is hard getting everything inside your backpack. Organize your gear with a dry sack.
3) Stay fueled
Bring food with you that will give you energy – energy bar, trail mix, beef jerky, and high sugar snacks.