Tag: hiking San Diego

Viejas Mountain

Location: North of Alpine in San Diego County. From I-8, take the Tavern Road exit (30). Head left on Tavern Road for 0.2 mile to Victoria Park Terrace. Bear right and go 0.9 mile to Victoria Drive. Go 1.4 mile to Anderson Road (easy to miss; if you find yourself heading back south toward the…

View from Viejas Mountain, Alpine, CA

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Barnett Ranch Preserve (Ramona)

Location: Ramona. From the intersection of Highway 78 and Highway 67 in downtown Ramona (19 miles east of Escondido and 22 miles west of Julian) head south on 10th St., which becomes San Vicente Road. The preserve entrance will be on your right in 3 miles. Agency: San Diego County Parks & Recreation Distance: 2.5…

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McGinty Mountain

McGinty Mountain Location: East of San Diego, near Alpine. Take Highway 94 east for 5.1 miles past the junction with Highway 125. Turn right onto Campo Road (still Highway 94) and go 4.5 miles to Lyons Valley Rd. Turn left and go 0.7 mile to Jamul Rd. Turn left and go 0.4 mile to the…

McGinty Mountain, San Diego County, CA

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Mother Miguel Mountain

Location: Mt. San Miguel Park, Chula Vista. From the 125 toll road, take the Mt. Miguel Road exit (9) and head east for 0.7 mile. Turn left onto Paseo Veracruz and drive a short distance to the park entrance, on the left. The trail leaves from the north end of the park. If you want…

Mother Miguel Mountain, Chula Vista, CA

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Maple Canyon (San Diego)

Maple Canyon (San Diego) Location: Maple St., San Diego. From the south, take I-5 to the W. Hawthorn St. exit (17a). Merge onto W. Hawthorn St. and take the first right onto State St. Follow State for 0.4 mile, turn right onto Maple and follow it 0.1 mile to a dead end at the trail…

Maple Canyon, San Diego, CA

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Cabrillo Tidepools

Cabrillo Tidepools Location: Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego. From the western end of I-8, head south on Nimitz Blvd. for 1.3 miles. Bear right onto Chatsworth, go 0.9 miles and turn left onto Catalina Blvd. Follow Catalina Blvd. to the park entrance (it becomes Cabrillo Rd. en route). Pay the entrance fee of…

Sea cave, Cabrillo National Monument

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Buena Vista Park (Vista)

Buena Vista Park (Vista) Location: 1601 Shadowridge Drive, Vista, CA. From the east, take Highway 78 to Sycamore Ave. (exit 9). Turn left and go 0.3 mile to Shadowridge Drive. Turn right and go 1.9 miles to the park entrance, on the left. From Carlsbad, take Highway 78 west to Melrose Drive (exit 6A). Head…

Buena Vista Park, San Diego County, CA

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Ramona Grasslands Preserve

Ramona Grasslands Preserve Location: Highland Valley Road, between Poway and Ramona. From Poway, take Highway 67 north to Archie Moore Rd. (3.4 miles north of the junction with Poway Road). Turn left onto Archie Moore Road and go 1.5 miles to the junction with Highland Valley Road. Stay straight onto Highland Valley Road and go…

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Navajo Canyon (San Diego)

Navajo Canyon (San Diego) Location: Alvarado Canyon Road and Adobe Falls Road, San Diego. From I-8, take exit 9 for Waring Rd. Head north on Waring Rd. and almost immediately, turn right onto Alvarado Canyon Rd. Park where available on the corner of Alvarado Canyon and Adobe Falls. Agency: San Diego Open Space & Parklands…

Navajo Canyon, San Diego, CA

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Louis A Stelzer County Park

Louis A Stelzer County Park Location: 11470 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside (San Diego County). From the north end of the 67 Freeway, take a right onto Mapleview St. In 0.3 mile, turn left onto Ashwood St. Follow it a total of 2 miles (it becomes Wildcat Canyon Road after one mile) to the park entrance,…

Louis A Stelzer Park, San Diego County, CA

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Cottonwood Creek Falls

Cottonwood Creek Falls Location: Cleveland National Forest, southeastern San Diego County. From I-8 about 40 miles east of San Diego and 10 miles east of Alpine, take the Sunrise Highway/S1 exit (47) and head northeast for 1.8 miles. Just before mile marker 15.5, you’ll come to two large dirt lots on either side of the…

Cottonwood Creek Falls, San Diego County, CA

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Lakeside Linkage Trail

Lakeside Linkage Trail Location: The nearest parking for the Lakeside Linkage Trail is at Los Coches Rd. and Meseta Lane, Lakeside. From I-8, take the Los Coches Rd. exit (22) and head north for 1.5 miles. Park where available at the corner of Meseta Lane and Los Coches Rd., just north of the trailhead. From…

Lakeside Linkage Preserve, San Diego County, CA

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