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The Haunted Trail


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Sep 27 - Nov 2, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES 10+
  • COST $24.99 - $34.99

Located in San Diego’s world famous Balboa Park, The Haunted Trail is a stroll through the park you will never forget. Enter the mile long trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks. Visitors watch your back, you never know which way the scares will hit you. Experience outdoor horror that is simply too big to house indoors!

True to it’s reputation, the Haunted Trail & eXperiment Maze are not for children under 10 or the faint of heart.

“STRANGER THINGS” await you at this year’s Haunted Trail, take a trip into the swampy fog of the upside down world. Climb aboard the Ghoul Bus where Giant Babies make the wheels go round and round. Come and let “US” treat you and your friends to a big slice of fun in Merlin’s Forest and keep your blinders on tight around the Birdbox Cabin, and Steampunk chain saw wielding clowns have the run of the trail.

This year, you can now reserve your time in line! Timed Ticketing is now available on Friday and Saturday’s.

Before you are sent through the mile long Trail, you will have to find your way out of a maze that is so horrifying it can only be described as “The eXperiment.” Horror Icons have taken over the Experiment Maze! Freddy, Michael Myers, The Nun. *maze is included in admission price

Sept. 27 - Nov. 2, 2019

All tickets are date specific and include entry to the eXperiment Maze

Friday & Saturday nights have a “Timed Ticket” option online, subject to availability. TIMED TICKET is strongly recommended as your wait is approx. 1/3 length of General Admission line. On peak nights, your wait should not exceed an hour if you arrive at your designated time.

General Admission will be subject to whatever the wait time is when you arrive.

Fri/Sat Admission – Starts at $27.99
Sun-Thurs Admission – Starts at $24.99
VIP Admission – Starts at $34.99 and allows for Fast Pass entrance. (subject to availability)

The FAST PASS will allow you to use a separate entrance from the General Admission line. Please note, there may be a short wait in the VIP line as well as a short wait upon exiting the eXperiment Maze but it will cut down your overall wait in line on busy nights.

We strongly recommend buying online! Tickets are available online in advance, plus service fees.

Get $5 off coupons at Goodwill stores countywide.

WARNING: All patrons enter at their own risk. Owners & sponsors are not responsible or liable for any harm incurred on the premises. This attraction contains high impact scares and strobe lights which may not be suitable for people with heart conditions or prone to seizures. Attraction may include the use of fog juice as well as spraying water. Sorry, NO pregnant women, infants, or children being carried will be allowed entry. Not recommended for children under 10.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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