About the walk
This walk starts at the southern point of Lower Otay Lake Reservoir at Otay Lake County Park and is approximately 3.4 miles of dirt trails one way. It should take about 2.5 hours. You will pass the United States Olympic Training Center about a mile in, then north to the Upper Otay Lake “Old” Dam, a favorite family picnic location for generations. Return back on the same trail to the County Park.
If you would like to walk just one way (shortening the trip to approximately 1.5 hours), take an MTS bus to or park at the Otay Ranch Town Center (bus routes 703, 707, and 709 serve the mall; routes 703 and 709 connect to the trolley's Blue Line at H Street Transit Center), where the remarkable selection of restaurants and stores are never too crowded, even during the holiday season. From the mall, take a taxi or rideshare 2 miles east down Olympic Parkway to Otay Lakes County Park, and be sure to make arrangements for a pickup at the other end of the trail at Otay Lakes and Wueste Rd after you visit the Old Otay Lake Dam.