Category: San Diego – Coastal & Western County

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Twin Peaks (Poway)

Twin Peaks (Poway) Location: Silverset Park, Poway. From the Interstate 15/Highway 56 interchange, take the Ted Williams Parkway exit and head east for 2.5 miles. Turn right on Twin Peaks Rd. and go 0.4 miles. Turn left on Silverset St. and drive 0.2 miles to the park. From points north, take Interstate 15 south to…

Twin Peaks, Poway, CA

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Hollenbeck Canyon

Hollenbeck Canyon Location: Near Jamul, east of San Diego. From the junction with Highway 125, take Highway 94 east for 5 miles. At Jamacha Junction, turn right onto Campo Road, which is still Highway 94, and follow it 9.5 miles to Honey Springs Road. Turn left on Honey Springs and immediately left into a large…

Hollenbeck Canyon, San Diego County, CA

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Dos Picos County Park

Dos Picos County Park Location: Southwest of Ramona, San Diego County. From Poway, take Highway 67 north to Mussey Grade Road (8.6 miles north of the intersection with Poway Road). Make a hard right and follow Mussey Grade Road for 1.1 miles. Bear right onto Dos Picos Park Road and follow it 0.6 miles to…

Woods at Dos Picos County Park, Ramona, CA

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La Jolla Coast Walk

La Jolla Coast Walk Location: La Jolla. From the north, take the La Jolla Village Drive exit. Turn right and follow La Jolla Village Drive 0.7 miles to Torrey Pines Road. Turn left and follow Torrey Pines Road 1.7 miles. Merge right to stay on Torrey Pines Road and follow it another 0.9 miles. Turn…

Sunny Jim Cave, La Jolla, CA

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Lopez Canyon (San Diego)

Lopez Canyon (San Diego) Location: North San Diego. From the north, take I-5 to the Carmel Mountain Road exit. Turn left, cross over the freeway and turn right onto Vista Sorrento. Go 1.4 miles and turn left on Sorrento Valley Parkway. The staging area will be on the right in 0.9 miles. From points southwest,…

Lopez Canyon, San Diego, CA

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve

Wilderness Gardens Preserve Location: Highway 76 between Pala and Pauma Valley, 27 miles east of I-5 and 9.7 miles east of I-15. Turn right onto Bodie Blvd, signed for the park.  From the Riverside/Temecula area, take I-15 south to Temecula Parkway. Turn left and go 0.9 miles to Pechanga Parkway. Follow it for a total…

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Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve

  Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve Location: Lakeside, east of San Diego. From the north end of the freeway portion of Highway 67, take a right on Mapleview, go 0.3 miles and turn left on Ashwood St. Follow Ashwood for a total of 4.3 miles (it becomes Wildcat Canyon Road) and turn left into the…

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Rock Mountain (Fallbrook)

Rock Mountain (Fallbrook) Location: North San Diego County, between Fallbrook and Temecula. From the Inland Empire, take I-15 to Rancho California Road in Temecula. Turn right and go 2.5 miles to Avenida del Oro. Turn left and go 0.3 miles to Sandia Creek Road. Turn left and go 7.3 miles and look for a small…

Following the trail up Rock Mountain, San Diego County

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Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Location: 8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido.  From the 78 Freeway, take the Nordhall Rd. exit.  Go south for 0.3 miles (Nordhall becomes Auto Club) and take a right on Country Club Drive.  Go 2.4 miles and turn right on Harmony Grove Road.  Go 1.6 miles and the signed entrance to the…

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Engelmann Oak Loop (Daley Ranch)

Engelmann Oak Loop (Daley Ranch) Location: Northwest of Escondido.  From I-15, take the Deer Springs/Mountain Meadow exit.  Head east on Mountain Mountain (turn left if you’re coming from the north, right if from the south).  Go 2.3 miles (Mountain Meadow becomes Hidden Meadow along the way).  Turn right on Meadow Glen Way and go 0.3…

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Crest Canyon (Del Mar)

Crest Canyon (Del Mar) Location: Durango Drive and Lozana Road, Del Mar.  From I-5, take the Del Mar Heights Road exit and head west for 0.5 miles.  Turn right on Durango Drive and follow it 0.3 miles where you can park on the corner of Lozana Road. Agency: San Diego City Open Space Division Distance:…

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