Fiesta Island Trail is a 4.2 mile loop with 46 feet of elevation gain and is apart of Mission Bay Park in San Diego, CA. While this trail is a road, you could venture to the dirt portion if you are looking for more of a challenge. Long distance cyclers will come here as an addition or do many laps as part of a long training session. This is great for anyone looking to hang out, ride bikes, walk, or even run.
Parking at Fiesta Island is easy most of the time. You can pick any location and park in the dirt areas near water edge, side of the road, or some of the larger (dirt) parking areas. No matter where you park you will be parking on the dirt. Make sure to be careful and pay attention to the road as you pull of the pavement. There are some nice places to pull off and some not so flat, with big dips sections. If you hit one of those with a low profile car, you wont be happy.
If you visit during a nice San Diego day or during a holiday, this place will be packed! Visiting during the famous Over The Line Tournament will get stuck in gridlock trying to enter or exit. If riding your bike here (during an event), it may be a good idea to park outside and ride in to check out the scene!
Over all this loop is very nice and can easily enjoyed by many. On a warm day make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen, there is no shade. Depending on the time of year and events being hosted, there may be porto potties available to use. It is probably safer to assume that they are not available when you make your plans.
If you are not looking to go for a run, bike, walk, you name it. This is a great place to bring your pup to the dog park, have a bonfire, or watch fireworks (when available, usually Sea World). While this may not be an “epic” location most think of when exploring, it sure does not dissapoint.