If you have been to the park lately you might have noticed these beautiful plants blooming. Its scientific name is Hesperoyucca whipplei but it also goes by chaparral yucca, Quixote yucca, foothill yucca, Spanish dagger, and even Our Lords Candle (because of the beautiful glow when the sunlight was directly behind the blossoming plant). One… Read More »
PAMO VALLEY Another year of efforts in the River Park have proven fruitful. Progress in Pamo Valley continued through the summer sun. The River Park received $25,000 in additional funds from the National Resources Agency to shape the Coast to Crest Trail in Pamo Valley. Specialized forestry contractor crews, archaeologists, biologists, volunteers, and rangers worked… Read More »
In 2015, the San Dieguito River Park acquired 2 passenger vans and officially launched the Watershed Explorer Program. The program offers 5-day fieldtrips throughout the San Dieguito Watershed. Youths can enjoy the adventures and experiences to places such as: Volcan Mountain, Lake Sutherland, the San Diego Archaelogical Center, Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, Lake Hodges and… Read More »
Join us this Saturday, January 26th at 10am for the Pamo Valley ribbon cutting and hike. The event includes a ranger led hike on the new 3.3 mile long trail. Vans will be available at the end of the trail to shuttle hikers back to their car. This is a family and dog (on leash)… Read More »
Check out our new interactive map to view the status of the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail. Approximately 45 miles of the planned 71-mile long Coast to Crest Trail are complete and several trail gaps are in various stages of completion. Eventually, the Coast to Crest Trail will span the entire River… Read More »
A storm passes, and the next day is beautiful and sunny. Perfect time to get back out on the trails, right? Not exactly. When our trails get soaked after a rain, we encourage everyone to wait 48 hours before using them to let the trails dry out. This includes jogging and walking your dog (on… Read More »
Senior Park Ranger David Hekel’s latest blog is about how hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians can all share our trails. New brochures are now available at our interpretive kiosks, or you can read his blog here.