Brandon Hernández 8 a.m., March 2
Dixon Loop Trail offers great views of the lake and city below.
Dixon Lake is a multipurpose recreation area adjacent to the Daley Ranch Open Space Preserve. Both are managed by the City of Escondido, but separately. Dixon Lake provides drinking water for Escondido, so swimming isn’t ...
An easy walk through one of San Diego’s ecologically diverse urban canyons.
“Chi-ca-go chi-ca-go” in Rancho Mission Canyon
Remnants remain in some of our coastal canyons and in special reserves.
The coastal sage plant community has been nearly eliminated in San Diego County, replaced by housing developments, shopping centers, business centers, and golf courses. However, remnants remain in some of our coastal canyons and in ...
A forest of communication towers
Enjoy views to the ocean on a clear day, and visit Potato Chip Rock.
This is a challenging hike with a variety of habitats and great views.
North Fortuna Mountain, at 1291 feet, is the third-tallest mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park after Cowles Mountain and Pyles Peak but the most challenging to climb because of the steep ascent and descent. The ...
South Fortuna Mountain offers a challenging and varied hike in Mission Trails.
The top of 1094-foot South Fortuna Mountain has sweeping views of all of the major peaks found in the City of San Diego’s largest regional park. South Fortuna is part of a long arced mountain ...
An abundance of ocean life awaits discovery on a beach walk.
Walk at low tide to discover multiple tide pools. Get to know your anemones from Cardiff to Carlsbad.
Bump into feral pigs and/or international hikers on this Lake Morena hike.
Hike a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail parallel to Lake Morena’s southern shore for views and interesting vegetation among boulders.
Visit the T-rex, the Spinosaurus, and even Ricardo
Tour Borrego Valley’s spectacular southern Sky Art metal sculptures.
This way to the Borrego Springs gomphotheres.
Take a bicycle ride to view Borrego Valley’s spectacular northern Sky Art metal sculptures.
Explore two very different canyons while looking for bighorn sheep.
Stalk bighorn sheep in the Anza-Borrego...but don’t drink their water.
Walk an old Indian trail to a hidden playa
Here is your chance to walk on trails the Cahuilla used to travel between their old Santa Rosa village in Rockhouse Canyon and villages in Coyote Canyon. Although the trail is a little hard to ...
A wagon road in Plum Canyon is difficult to fathom.
Hike part of the California Riding and Hiking Trail to an overview of Shelter Valley.
Geologic processes at work in the Narrows Earth Trail and Quartz Vein Wash
The Narrows Earth Trail, located at the “Narrows” where San Felipe Creek turns abruptly northeast just east of the junction with Pinyon Wash, is the perfect place to observe geology and earth movement in action. ...