Balboa Park / Florida Canyon Trails

Running the Trails in Downtown San Diego

Two of my favorite pastimes are running and travelling. Whenever possible, I like to make the two intersect.  This typically results in urban exploration run, which I find is a great way to orient yourself and get to know a new city.  In San Diego, I decided to try and get a decent trail run in, without leaving the core of the city.  I’d read a bit about the trails in Balboa Park, so I figured this would be my destination.  I was encouraged by the park’s claim of “65 miles of trails”, but prepared for mostly sidewalks and other paved routes.  I was pleasantly surprised!