Canyoneer Hike List

Mission Trails Regional Park (Lake Murray—Kiowa)

Saturday, June 16, 2018 8 AM

Look for seasonal wildflowers and water birds on this out-and-back walk to the west side of the lake toward the dam that was built in 1918. This area is wheelchair accessible. This is an easy 6 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 200 feet.

(San Diego) From I-8, exit north on Lake Murray Blvd. and go 0.5 mile. Turn left at Kiowa Dr. and go 0.5 mile. Go through the gate and drive to the lake. Turn into the right hand parking lot. Meet the Canyoneer host past the picnic tables at the start of the trail. Wheelchair accessible. Facilities. (GPS N32.785757, W117.039050)

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park (Linear Park Trail) New! Midweek

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8 AM
Dramatic ocean views and impressive cliffs overlooking pocket beaches are the hallmark of this park. The sandstone cliffs erode naturally with wave action. This is also a great spot to watch sea birds, such as pelicans, western gulls, and cormorants, glide above the oceanÕs surface. The stairs at the corner of Ladera Street and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard offer a breathtaking journey down the cliffs to the north end of Garbage Beach which can be explored at low tide. This is an easy 3 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 200 feet.
(Point Loma) Take I-8 W to the end and turn left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Keep right to remain on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and go 3.1 miles. Turn left onto Ladera St. Go 0.1 mile. Park in the signed parking lot towards the end of Ladera St. on the right. Facilities. (GPS N32.719175, W117.254516)

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Azalea Glen)

Sunday, June 24, 2018 8 AM
This loop trail begins and ends at Paso Picacho Campground. The walk is through meadows and dense forest, following a creek. Azaleas, columbines and tiger lilies bloom along this shady, cool stream. This is an intermediate 4 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 1000 feet.
(Descanso) From I-8 E, exit at CA-79. Turn left and go 2.6 miles. Turn left to stay on CA-79 and go 9.3 miles to the entrance of the Paso Picacho Campground on the left. Meet the Canyoneer host in the parking lot. Facilities. (GPS N32.960090, W116.580295)