Balboa Park – Hillcrest Canyons

Balboa Park has a couple of finger canyons that enter the Hillcrest area. There are five different entrances with varying levels of ride-ability.

Northern Canyon:

  • Vermont St at Cypress Ave
  • Richmond St south of Cypress Ave – short section of stairs at the entrance
  • Richmond St north of Brookes Ave – long section of stairs at the entrance
Vermont St entrance
Vermont St entrance
Steep section from the Vermont St entrance
Steep section from the Vermont St entrance
Trail heading toward Richmond St
Trail heading toward Richmond St
All the trails meet near the freeway. Southern trail is a short section of singletrack.
All the trails meet near the freeway. Southern trail is a short section of singletrack.
Singletrack trail in the northern canyon.
Singletrack trail in the northern canyon.

Southern Canyon:

  • Myrtle Way – long sections of stairs at the entrance
  • Upas St – Paved access to the Upas St Pedestrian OC over the 163 Freeway
Upas St bridge
Upas St bridge
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