Staying Active in San Diego

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San Diego is a beautiful place to live, particularly for residents that like to enjoy outdoor activities and adventure to the fullest. The city boasts a plethora of trails and natural scenery to enjoy hiking, jogging and biking to your heart’s content. In addition, the proximity of the water allows for multiple water sports like swimming, surfing and kayaking. With plenty to do and see, there is no excuse for not staying active in our beautiful city. The staff at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics has a few suggestions on how to get fit and enjoy the breathtaking California scenery at the same time.

Hiking and Trail Running

There are plenty of beautiful trails to explore in San Diego. Some of our favorites include:

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve – multiple loops that are good for all fitness levels
  • Mount Woodson – a 9-mile hike roundtrip for more experienced hikers
  • Cowles Mountain – multiple loops featuring the highest point in San Diego
  • Three Sisters Falls – only four miles, but grueling enough for experienced hikers
  • Iron Mountain – the 5.8 miles roundtrip is a good workout for intermediate hikers

In addition, check out Balboa Park, the La Jolla coastline or Mission Trails for some of the top-rated running trails around the city.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

San Diego is a mecca for cyclists and mountain bikers alike. Mission Bay is a favorite for both, sporting paved bike paths and dirt roads in the same 4600 acres. Mount Palomar offers a fierce challenge for cyclists with its 13-mile ascent and the Pacific Coast Highway features a variety of challenges for cyclists of all fitness levels.

In addition to Mission Bay for mountain bikers, enthusiasts can check out the 30-mile adventure from Cuyamaca to Noble Canyon. Corral Canyon and Daley Ranch also provide opportunities for a challenging workout in the midst of the pristine beauty that is San Diego.

Rock Climbing

For the adventurists, rock climbing is another fun way to get fit in San Diego. Check out multiple climbing and bouldering experiences at these locations:

  • Mission Gorge
  • El Cajon Mountain
  • Mount Woodson
  • Corte Madera
  • Valley of the Moon
  • Dixon Lake

If you are still new to the world of climbing, there are also plenty of indoor spots in the city to help you get your climbing legs and prepare you for outdoor adventure.

Surfing and Paddle Boarding

Most San Diego residents are water lovers as well as nature enthusiasts, so water sports are another popular fitness choice in the city. Surfing offers a full fitness workout and there are plenty of good surfing beaches nearby. Paddle boarding has also become a popular option for those that have not yet mastered the art of surfing but want to get out on the water.

Kayaking

Kayaking is the top way to see some of the most beautiful scenery off the San Diego coastline while giving you a complete upper body workout. If you decide to give kayaking a try, we recommend a kayak tour exploring the popular La Jolla sea caves and ecological reserve. Mission Bay and San Diego Bay are two other good choices for a variety of kayaking adventures.

In addition to providing ample opportunities for outdoor fitness, San Diego offers options in cosmetic procedures to help you look as good as you feel. Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics offers a full menu of minimally-invasive procedures to help you address nearly any cosmetic concern and reach all of your aesthetic goals. To learn more, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics today at 858-943-2443 or 760-472-5088.