Thomas Guide: 1187: G4
Crest Canyon Park is one of several dedicated hiking areas within the expansive San Dieguito River Park. It is situated just southeast of the Del Mar racetrack. The trail is an easy 2-mile loop, amidst coastal sage scrub and grassy patches with interspersed Torrey Pines. As a suburban margin area, surprises are rather usual. No bathroom facilities.
From I-5, exit at Via De La Valle; go west to Jimmy Durante Blvd. Go left; proceed about 1 mile, by-passing the racetrack parking areas. Turn left on San Dieguito Road, and continue 0.7 mile to the trailhead. Park along the road.