Aw, Shucks! We’re All Ears for These Crazy Corn Mazes

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Discover all the kid-friendly spots to get lost (and found) thanks to these San Diego corn mazes that are designed for fun

‘Tis the season to get lost in a corn maze or two! These cool, sometimes creepy, life-sized puzzles are a spooktacular good time when these farm-fueled fun spots pops up all over the city. Little ghouls and goblins can try their luck at winding their way through corn mazes near San Diego that range from simple to ones that are downright corn-fusing. Of course, if you’re looking to explore all the fall activities around San Diego, don’t miss our insider’s guide to fall foliage guide around SD, our fall festival guide to San Diego, and where to pick up a pumpkin (or two) nearby.

Rancho Bernardo Pumpkin Farm

This eight-foot-tall farm-fresh corn maze is perfect for little farmers as it only takes about ten minutes to wind through. You'll spot this maze planted between the sunflower field and the pumpkin patch. Have your littles grab a partner and work through this labyrinth that has a few dead-ends. When done, take a tractor-hay wagon ride, pick a pumpkin and meet furry friends at the petting zoo. You can even cut your own bouquet of sunflowers.

Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 31

13421 Highland Valley Rd.

Frosty's Forest

This giant, four-acre corn maze is good for older kids, as there are plenty of dead ends among the twisting, winding trails. Only one trial and good decision-making will lead you out of the maze. This year's corn maze theme is Hocus Pocus!

Afterward, celebrate your maze achievements with pumpkin picking, target paintball shooting, a sunflower labyrinth, carnival games, and more. 

Good to Know: There's a haunted corn maze on Thurs.-Sun. evenings for those who want a fright. 

Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 30

14861 Ramona Ave.

Carlsbad Strawberry Company

You'll be out of your gourd winding through this cool corn maze that boasts miles of trails. Mom and Dad will want to go in with little runners. The corn stalks are tall, but you'll find hints to help out. When done, you and your little kernels can get a giant Cinderella pumpkin, go for a tractor ride and head to the bounce land to exert some extra energy. 

Dates: Now-Nov. 8

1050 Cannon Rd.
(near I-5 Fwy)

Bates Nut Farm

Weaving through this sweet hay maze at Bates Nut Farm is perfect for little pumpkins. Then continue to get a little nutty on a tractor hayride and enjoy the farm zoo and pumpkin picking (from Bic Macs to Jack O’ Lanterns). 

Dates: Now-Oct. 31

15954 Woods Valley Rd.
Valley Center

Mountain Valley Ranch

Little farmhands may get a little corn-fused before finding the right path in this 2.5-acre cornfield. A marvelous maze (about 15 minutes worth of fun) for giggling, running and discovering your way. When done, dig into these farm-friendly festivities: pumpkin picking, corn cannon shots, hayrides, pony rides and a petting zoo. Free parking, but bring some cash for other activities. 

Dates: Now-Oct. 31

842 Highway 78

Summers Past Farms

This pretty little corn maze is perfect for young ones to navigate. There's also a fun hay fort for tiny explorers to play in while you sit and admire the beauty that surrounds you at this idyllic farm. Stroll the grounds and find the chickens and make a stop at the on-site store for freshly made soaps and pick your pumpkin too. Your little fairies are sure to love this spot.

Dates: Now-Oct. 31

15602 Old Hwy. 80
El Cajon

Bonita Pumpkin Farm

You can bet the farm that this corn maze will require little farmhands to put on their thinking caps. In-and-out in about ten minutes, yet it can be tricky. We recommend Mom or Dad go too! After finding your way, cover more ground with the tractor-hay wagon ride, train ride and pumpkin patch to finish-up an awesome day of fall fun.

Dates: Now-Oct. 31

5354 Sweetwater Rd.

Underwood Family Farms

Did somebody say family fall road trip? Sure, it's a three hour drive, but it's tons of fun. Admission to their annual Fall Harvest on the Farm includes everything from a corn trail ride through and hay pyramid to the pumpkin house and wagon rides. 

Dates: Now-Oct. 31

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Related: Guide to San Diego's Greatest Pumpkin Patches


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