Thunder Spring and Chimney Flats Loop (Palomar Mountain State Park)

There aren’t a lot of areas in San Diego County that really make you feel like you’re in “the mountains,” but Palomar Mountain most certainly qualifies. With nearly 30″ of average annul precipitation, Palomar is a unique and beautiful gem within our otherwise mostly arid county. The Thunder Spring and Chimney Flats Loop takes you […] Continue reading →

Ruffin Canyon

If you’re looking for a quiet wilderness experience, but don’t want to leave town, Ruffin Canyon might be the spot for you. The hike begins with a quaint native plant garden and a well defined trail, but soon descends into a rugged, somewhat overgrown canyon. Despite the proximity to major housing developments, Ruffin Canyon offers […] Continue reading →

Dyar Spring/Juaquapin Loop (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is home to an extensive network of trails that can be cobbled together into any number of different hikes. This loop combines several of those trails (Harvey Moore, Dyar Spring, Juaquapin, and the East Side Trail) to visit a variety of different habitats including chaparral hillsides, grassy meadows, and riparian stream […] Continue reading →

This Week in San Diego Hiking – April 24, 2017

Photo: Barnett Ranch Preserve Hello Hikers! I hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day! With the warmer weather, snake activity has been rising significantly. There have been lots of rattlesnake sightings on local trails, so keep your eyes and ears open while hiking. The Marines have announced the process required for hikers and mountain bikers […] Continue reading →