This Week in San Diego Hiking – August 21, 2017

Photo: Del Mar Mesa Preserve

Hello Hikers!

Today’s the big solar eclipse! Hopefully you’ve made some fantastic plans to get outside and witness this rare celestial event. You know this already, but I’m going to say it again: don’t look directly into the sun! Be safe out there and have fun.

If you are a fan of both hiking and beer, check out the new Trails and Ales series. A partnership of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, The Escondido Creek Conservancy, Volcan Mountain Foundation and San Diego Canyonlands, the series consists of 5 hikes from October through March followed by a visit to one of San Diego’s fine local breweries. For full information and registration details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trails-ales-hike-series-tickets-34832586203.

The Cleveland National Forest now has a mobile app that will help you find local trails, get real-time news updates, and even watch informative videos. It’s available for both iPhones and Android, just search for “Cleveland National Forest” in your app store or visit www.clevelandnf.oncell.com.

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Have a good week!

Photo: Silvercrest Trail

Annie’s Canyon via N Rios Avenue (San Elijo Lagoon)

Annie’s Canyon, formerly known as the “Mushroom Caves,” in San Elijo Lagoon has quickly become one of San Diego’s “must-do” hikes. For years, the narrow sandstone slot canyon was officially closed to the public, but served as an illicit party spot. Thanks to a generous donation by someone known only as “Annie,” as well as […] Continue reading →

Tijuana Estuary

The Tijuana Estuary is an internationally known bird-watching destination in our own backyard, home to threatened and endangered species such as the California Least Tern, Snowy Plover, and Ridgway’s Clapper Rail. While over 90% of California’s coastal wetlands have disappeared, the Tijuana River National Estuarine Reasearch Reserve is protected by several government agencies (including California […] Continue reading →

This Week in San Diego Hiking – July 31, 2017

Photo: Lake Jennings Hello Hikers! During the month of August, the following six County Parks will be closed due to the heat: El Capitan Preserve (El Cajon Mountain) Hellhole Canyon Preserve Mount Gower Preserve Wilderness Gardens Preserve Agua Caliente Regional Park Vallecito County Park Also note that the Silverwood Animal Sanctuary in Lakeside is closed […] Continue reading →