- Southern California’s coast through Lemon Grove near San Diego
- 2 miles (3 km)
- 10 minutes
- Drivable year round
Route 125-Lemon Grove Scenic Byway is a short drive that also ranks as one of San Diego's most scenic.
Route 125-Lemon Grove Scenic Byway begins near Lemon Grove at the junction of HWY 54 and 125. Follow HWY 125 to the north for the 2 miles of the scenic highway.
Some of the best surfing in California can be found near this drive as well as good fishing. Snowy peaks can be seen just to the east of the byway, making lounging in the sun seem so worth it after winter. Numerous public outdoor recreation areas, including Cleveland National Forest, three state parks, seven state beaches, two state historic parks, one state reserve, and many county facilities, are all located near the byway. Aside from beach activities, there is horseback riding, hiking, road biking, mountain biking, picnicking, and camping all to be done within the vicinity of the byway.