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7 Bridges of San Diego

The 7 bridges of San Diego is a nice 5 mile walk around & through Balboa Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods...

Allow for about 2 hours 'n change, as the crow flies...

We'll start out in Middletown at the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge.

Passing through Hillcrest, there is a nice coffee shop to stop at & quickly grab a cup for the road.

Next, we will go through University Heights, over the Vermont Street Bridge on our way to North Park.

At North Park, we will turn south, over the Georgia Street Bridge.

Then by way of the San Diego Zoo, and crossing over the Park Street Bridge, we will go through Balboa Park & over Laurel Street to Park West where we will find the First and Quince Street Bridges.

There is a lot to see and may be sudden & frequent stops for print making, so don't forget to bring a camera...

Wear comfortable clothing and a hat. Tennis shoes will be fine for this pilgrimage.

Also, bring a couple bottles of water and something to chew on.

It is not recommended to chew on/eat one's own hat or anyone else's for that matter.

There are no facilities at the trail head. Adjustments should be made prior to arrival.


163 South: Exit 6th Ave/University Ave and continue straight for about 1/2 mile. Turn right on Spruce Street & continue straight. The bridge will be ahead of you at the intersection of Spruce & Front.

163 North: Exit Quince Street/Balboa Park. Turn right on 6th Ave and go two blocks up. Turn left on Spruce Street & continue straight. The bridge will be ahead of you at the intersection of Spruce & Front.


There is plenty of parking on the surrounding streets.

We will meet at the intersection of Spruce & Front at 9:00am.


Pets are, REQUIRED BY LAW, to be leashed at all times.

Most pet owners seem to think this rule does not apply to them.

Do NOT bring your dogs, cats, canaries, drama, +1’s or other pets.


No +1's or extra guests.

If you want to bring a friend along, local or long distance, just have them join the club.

This is an "at your own risk" event on lands accessible to the general public.

By joining this event: YOU are responsible for your conduct and safety and agree to free the event organizer, Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club, any other organizers and agents associated with the club and this website from any and all liability.

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  • marsha

    Thank you Rob for a nice walk through San Diego....interesting architecture and art and of course the bridges!!!

    April 1, 2013

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