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Canyoneer Hike List

Cleveland National Forest (Agua Dulce-Gatos Loop)

Saturday, June 15, 2024 9 AM | Capacity: 25 people.

Walk under pines, oaks, and incense cedars, on this 6-mile hike that follows the Agua Dulce fire road with a return on the Gatos Spur.

This is an intermediate 5-mile hike with an elevation change of 750 feet. The hike is scheduled from 9 AM–2 PM. (Mount Laguna) From I-8 E, exit on the Sunrise Highway (S-1). Turn left and go 8.1 miles. Turn left at the Wooded Hills Campground sign. Go 0.6 mile to the Agua Dulce Trailhead parking lot on the right. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required to park. See for more information. Facilities. (GPS N32.853845, W116.435488)

San Dieguito River Park (Coast To Crest Trail—Del Mar)

Sunday, June 16, 2024 8 AM | Capacity: people.

Hike the westernmost section of the Coast to Crest Trail that will one day extend 55 miles from the ocean at Del Mar to Volcan Mountain just north of Julian.

This trail provides views of the San Dieguito Lagoon, one of the few remaining salt water marshes in Southern California. Birders, be sure to bring your binoculars. ​This hike is being done in conjunction with the California Academy of Sciences and Snapshot Cal Coast. This is part of an annual California statewide community science effort, from San Diego to Del Norte and everywhere in between that encourages people to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds along the California coast. For more information about Snapshot Cal Coast see: Attendees are encouraged to use iNaturalist to log their observations (​ This is an easy 4-mile hike with an elevation change of 150 feet. The hike is scheduled from 8 AM–noon. (Del Mar) From I-5, exit east on Via De La Valle and go 0.2 mile. Turn right on San Andres Dr. and go 0.2 mile. Park at the end of the street. Facilities. (GPS N32.978476, W117.247493)

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Azalea Glen)

Saturday, June 22, 2024 8 AM | Capacity: people.

Paula Knoll Memorial Hike. 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.

To celebrate the end of the Canyoneer hiking season and honor long-time Canyoneer Paula Knoll, the Canyoneers invite participants to a picnic and potluck following this hike. We will be barbequing hamburgers and brats and also some other items for you to enjoy. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and anything else you would like to have or share. This is an intermediate 5-mile hike with an elevation change of 850 feet. The hike is scheduled from 8 AM–12:30 PM. (Descanso) From I-8, exit north on CA-79 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. A Day Use Fee or California State Park Pass is required for each vehicle (1 day for $10). Day use passes can be purchased online using the Yodel app (follow instructions on the signs found at parking locations - $0.35 fee added), at a kiosk, or Iron Ranger, depending on the location. Note: Any Day Use pass is valid at all locations that require a pass within the park. See for more information. Facilities. (GPS N32.960090, W116.580295)