I biked to the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla on July 4th. Mount Soledad’s summit is at height of 822 ft and biking up or hiking up to the top is a serious physical challenge. I had not done any serious biking in a while and I had to walk up a few steep sections of the route up from the Pacific Beach side of the mountain, but the 360 degree views of the San Diego area and the Pacific Ocean were well worth the effort, as was the opportunity to see the historic National Veterans Memorial again. I highly recommend a visit to Mt. Soledad for those of with plans to visit San Diego. Of course, you don’t have to hike or bike up there if you don’t want to. Driving up to the summit is a bit easier and there is ample parking near the memorial.