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Lake Murray

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Address: 5540 Kiowa Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-1331
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Bike Around with the Kids

The Lake Murray trail is a great place to get your kids some practice with bicycling without any automobile traffic. The trail is wide, it doesn't have any too-steep sections... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janet L
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San Diego
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Lake Murray trail is a great place to get your kids some practice with bicycling without any automobile traffic. The trail is wide, it doesn't have any too-steep sections, and it isn't too long for biking beginners. Of course it is fun for all ages and abilities, but for little ones with their training wheels just off, it is... More 

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san diego
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right now Lake Murray is alive with beautiful wild flowers. I wanted to drive to Anza/Borrego to see the Super Bloom but didn't want to fight traffic. I walked around the lake today and it is beautiful.

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1 Thank simondog
San Diego
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

An island of tranquility away from city noise but with close freeway access. A peaceful retreat for biking, walking, fishing and boating. Birders can enjoy watching a variety of bird species and people can utilize the grills and tables around the lake for picnics and parties. A wonderful place for an early morning dog walk or a quiet evening stroll.

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1 Thank tortimanx
La Mesa, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have enjoyed kayaking on Lake Murray and observing all the birds, the walking path around the lake, having picnics and throwing horshoes. You can fish at Lake Murray and rent paddle boats. It's such a beautiful and relaxing setting!

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1 Thank ltrinca
La Mesa, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bring something to fish with and plan to grill your fish at the tables and grills. Small lake but enjoyable.

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1 Thank pat71896
La Mesa
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

From the front gate, around the lake and back is a little over 6 miles, the walk is on a paved trail, (though there is a little known dirt path around part) that is filled with happy people (mostly) on bikes, walking, jogging, skating every day. There are a multitude of different birds, and just a great way to get... More 

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1 Thank Bernard D
Richland
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68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a place to do a 10 mile run. Didn't find any trails that would let me do 5 miles out and return, but I did find Lake Murray which has a trail most of the way around the lake. Starting at the main parking near the concession stand you can go 3 miles on pavement till... More 

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1 Thank rbm55
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Beautiful lake to enjoy birds and wildlife. Has a really nice walking path although you cannot walk all the way around the lake so pace yourself.

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1 Thank Lisa F
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Good for a walk with the different Trails.There is plenty around to look at. The farther you walk in the better it gets. The Only Complaint is the bathrooms smell/dirty/never serviced. I say every time, next time they will be clean, they are even worse.

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1 Thank Scott D
La mesa
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Rustic natural park. Good place to walk, bike, fish and picnic. Plenty of picnic tables. Can rent boats or launch your own

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