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About the walk

Mission Bay is a regional asset and offers residents and visitors an array of outdoor activities. The South Shore Park, where you begin the walk, is a new addition, improving the pedestrian access and connectivity along the bay. Mission Bay is a man-made park, developed by the dredging of the San Diego River overflow channel. Its development has provided residence with an escape from the urban density and fast paced life within the urban core.

While walking along the pedestrian path in South Shore Park make sure to appreciate the new pedestrian infrastructure. These types of improvements are needed all around the region but must be used to be approved. The South Shore area is also an endangered species site; keep an eye out for native birds and animals.

On your walk you can people watch, converse with a friend, or peacefully enjoy the beautiful environment. The park offers magnificent sunsets, places to have a picnic, and views of the surrounding communities and ocean.

All ages are suitable to take parts of this walk; the terrain is of easy difficultly, although the distance is rather long. To travel the entire distance, walkers should be able to handle moderate difficultly. Mission Bay is great for kids, couples, friends and families to walk, talk and forget the clock.

This walk is approximately eight miles long (there and back) and should take around two and a half hours to complete. The walk route consists of generally flat pedestrian pathways and some dirt paths near Fiesta Island.

Click here to view the Mission Bay Park Scenic Walk in a larger map.