This Week in San Diego Hiking – September 22, 2014

Looking up at the Muir Grove in Sequoia National Park Hello Hikers! Well the weather this weekend was much more favorable for hiking than the previous weekend. Hopefully this pleasant weather will stick around for a bit! Take advantage of the cooler temperatures and help out the Chaparral Lands Conservancy by volunteering to help with some restoration work at Carmel Mountain on Saturday morning. They’ll be […] Continue reading →

Daley Ranch – Engelmann Oak Loop

Clear skies at Daley Ranch Daley Ranch is a 3000 acre preserve in north eastern Escondido. It has over 25 miles of trails open to hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and leashed dogs. The preserve contains a variety of habitats including oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, grasslands, and riparian areas. It holds several ponds, and sits adjacent to Dixon Lake. You […] Continue reading →

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 →