This Week in San Diego Hiking – March 30, 2015

Hiking Monument PeakHello Hikers!

Can you believe it’s almost April already? We’ve got some great things to look forward to in the upcoming month:

  • This Saturday, April 4th, will be a full moon! Stay out a little later since its the weekend, and try a full moon hike. Iron Mountain and Cowles Mountain are two popular spots for night hikes. Moonrise is at 7:38 pm on Saturday.
  • National Park Week is April 18 – 26 this year. For opening weekend (the 18th – 19th), we’ll get free admission to all National Parks!

Next Sunday you can join the San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers as they hike the Rim Trail at Mission Trails Regional Park. This is a difficult 6 mile hike with elevation change of up to 1000 feet. The Rim Trail on the western edge of Mission Trails Regional Park highlights views of Fortuna and Cowles Mountains, Suycott Wash, and the Peninsular Ranges to the east. Look for threatened species of variegated Dudleya, summer holly, barrel cactus, johnny jump-ups, and shooting stars. Directions: (Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego) From I-15 or CA-163, exit east on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and park at the trailhead at the end of the road. No facilities. Visit the Canyoneers Web Page for more information, or check out our Events Page to find even more upcoming hikes and activities.

Last week we mentioned the recent increase in rattlesnake activity on local trails. CBS 8 has recently posted a story on the same subject, and the message is worth repeating. Be alert while you’re hiking, and stay on the trail where its easier to spot snakes. Keep dogs on leash and children under close supervision for the next couple of months while snake activity is at its peak.

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Have a good week!

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