Photo: Scripps Coastal Reserve
Are you tired of the heat yet? Looks like things should start cooling off on Tuesday so start making those hiking plans!
Three Sisters Falls and Cedar Creek Falls remain closed through today (Monday, June 26th) due to anticipated high heat. The San Diego Union Tribune has a good article about the numerous rescues that have been conducted over the past couple of weeks at both locations.
NBC San Diego has a story on a group of hikers who were stranded on the bluffs near Torrey Pines when their return route became blocked with water when the tide came in. Always remember to check the tide tables when hiking along the coast.
Inspired by the popular 5 Peaks Challenge at Mission Trails, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has announced the Coast to Crest Trail Challenge! To complete the challenge, finish the five selected hikes between July 1, 2017, amd June 30, 2018 and take a selfie in each pre-designated location. Then submit your selfies to the SDRVC to receive a certificate and decal, as well as $10 in Adventure Bucks from Adventure 16 and a 20% off coupon for REI. You can do the hikes on your own, or join upcoming guided hikes with the SDRVC. The five hikes are: Volcan Mountain, San Dieguito Lagoon, Del Dios Gorge, Bernardo Mountain, and Clevenger Canyon South. Visit the SDRVC website for all the details!
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Have a good week!Photo: Oak Grove Loop and Visitor Center Loop at Mission Trails
The Laguna Mountain area is one of our favorite hiking destinations in San Diego because it has so many interconnecting trails that can be combined into different hikes. The Indian Creek Loop combines segments of several different trails (Noble Canyon, Indian Creek, and the PCT) which we’ve explored before into an 8.7 mile loop with […] Continue reading →
Photo: Bayside Trail at Cabrillo National Monument Hello Hikers! I hope everyone has been taking it easy during the heat. The Times of San Diego reports that there were 8 rescues at Three Sisters just on Saturday, two of which resulted in helicopter rides and one ambulance ride. It looks like the warm weather will […] Continue reading →
Someday the Coast to Crest Trail will span a full 71 miles from the San Dieguito Rivers’s headwaters on Volcan Mountain to the Del Mar coast. Currently, about 60 percent of the trail is complete, with the longest segment being the 22-mile section from Highway 78 to Santa Fe Valley. This hike covers the westernmost […] Continue reading →
Photo: Wooded Hill Nature Trail Hello Hikers! I hope everyone got out to enjoy the beautiful weekend. It looks temperatures will start to rise this week, so make sure you check the forecast and are properly prepared before you head out. Good news for Mission Trail hikers – the Big Rock trails leading to Cowles […] Continue reading →
One of the best parts about writing this blog is hearing from readers who are just as big of hiking nerds as we are. We have learned considerable amounts of great information from people who take the time to email or leave comments discussing different trails and routes. After our post on the hike to […] Continue reading →
Photo: Lakeside Linkage Preserve Hello Hikers! Last Wednesday authorities recovered a body found along the popular Iron Mountain trail. The initial call reported a hiker in distress, but according to NBC San Diego’s video report, the body appeared to have been deceased for a while. The Medical Examiner is still determining the cause of death. […] Continue reading →
The Doane Valley Nature Trail in Palomar Mountain State Park is a beautiful little interpretive trail in the heart of Palomar. This short little hike takes you along Doane Creek (and across it several times), through towering cedars and pines, and along the edge of a meadow. This is a great choice if you have […] Continue reading →
Photo: Dyar Spring/Juaquapin Loop (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park) Hello Hikers! Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re all enjoying your day off, and taking a moment to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. NBC 7 has an story about the work being done by the California Conservation Corps to repair trails […] Continue reading →
Del Mar Mesa Preserve offers 8 miles of trails that wind through protected vernal pool habitat, oak riparian woodland, and chaparral covered hillsides. This area seems to be a favorite with local mountain bikers, so you’ll need to be prepared to share the trail, but there’s plenty of scenery to go around. The highlight of […] Continue reading →