Lopez Canyon

Lopez Canyon is a small offshoot of western Los Penasquitos Canyon. The seasonal Lopez Creek runs through it, with an accompanying lush riparian habitat. Lopez Canyon is usually less busy than neighboring Penasquitos, so its a great alternative if you’re seeking a bit of quiet solitude, or you can combine the two trails if you’re […] Continue reading →

This Week in San Diego Hiking – August 1, 2016

Photo: Big Laguna/PCT Loop Hello Hikers! Welcome to August. The following San Diego County Parks are closed during the month of August due to extreme heat: El Capitan Open Space Preserve (El Cajon Mountain), Mount Gower Open Space Preserve, Hellhole Canyon Preserve, and Wilderness Gardens. Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary in Lakeside is also closed in August […] Continue reading →

Airplane Monument & Arroyo Seco Loop (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)

On December 7, 1922, a twin-seat model biplane carrying Col. F.C. Marshall and Lt. C.L. Webber crashed into a ridge near Cuyamaca Peak. Despite extensive searches, the wreckage and pilots’ remains weren’t discovered until May the following year. A monument to the two men was built and today is an interesting bit of history residing in […] Continue reading →