Descend down to a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the mighty Pacific

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

The trailhead for the Saigon Trail is located off Genesee Avenue in the Clairemont Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, and it's accessible from a parking lot near the Tecolote Canyon Golf Course. The trail winds through Tecolote Canyon, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscape and (if you're lucky) glimpses of wildlife such as birds, rabbits, and lizards.

The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to navigate, but it's not entirely flat and there are some rocky sections. One of the highlights of the Saigon Trail is the opportunity to see the remnants of an old military bunker dating back to the Vietnam War era.

The bunker, known as the "Saigon Bunker," was used by military personnel for training exercises and provides a unique glimpse into the area's history. History, a bit of welcome shade (thanks to the trees which line sections of the trail), and huge views - the Saigon Trail is not to be missed!