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 →