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Tijuana Estuary/Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge – North Coast Trail

A raised dune separates the beach from the estuary We had recently hiked the coast on the southern side of the Tijuana River in our visit to Border Field State Park, and decided today that we’d check out the north side. The North Coast trail is part of the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, which, along with Border Field State Park and some county owned […] Continue reading →

Hollenbeck Canyon

The trail at Hollenbeck Canyon Hollenbeck Canyon is a 3,200 acre wildlife area in Jamul managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The trails are open to hikers, leashed dogs, horses, and mountain bikers. Be aware that hunting is allowed from September through January. The area includes coastal sage scrub, chaparral, oak woodlands, riparian forests, freshwater marshes and grasslands. A […] Continue reading →

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge – Sweetwater River Trail

The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Across the road from a sprawling strip mall in Rancho San Diego lies a hidden gem of San Diego Hiking. The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge encompasses the majority of San Miguel Mountain (aka Mount Miguel, Mount San Miguel, etc)  and surrounding areas. The Sweetwater River runs along the northwestern edge of the Refuge which provides riparian […] Continue reading →