Spending time by the water brings a sense of tranquility. This 2.3-mile loop in San Diego is perfect for hiking, walking, and running for all levels. Chollas Lake Park, a local favorite in San Diego, provides a perfectly shaded trail to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

The park opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes 30 minutes before sunset. There’s also plenty of free parking areas at the lake. Would you enjoy this short hike around the lake? Check out our article for other ideas for hikes for beginners in Southern California.

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