Weekend Trip: Tijuana to Ensenada
Assuming you start near the border (in San Diego or Chula Vista for example), you’ll have a reasonable 2 hour drive from the border at Tijuana to Ensenada if you drove it straight through. However, if you’re interested in offroad recreation there are three noteworthy areas along the way, with a few notes if you’re thinking of stopping.
Cañon Rosarito is considered a moderate offroad destination. If you’re bringing dirt bikes or want to leave your offroad teardrop at a campsite and head into the bush, this is a good place to start. There are more than a dozen camping areas near the offroad trails so you’ll have no trouble finding a place to stay should you decide to set up camp.
Recorrido Valle Guadalupe is another moderate offroad destination open to hiking, biking and off road vehicles. There are more than one loop and you can spend up to 3 hours exploring the 12.3 km (7.7 miles) of trail depending on how you approach it.
Cerro Trinidad is a 6.4 km (4 mile) loop, which can be tackled in around two hours. Again, hiking, biking and off roading are all welcome. One added benefit is that Cerro Trinidad is just outside Ensenada, so if that is your final destination most of the journey will be behind you and you can head into your final campsite at the end of the day.