David Hekel, a Senior Park Ranger and avid mountain biker, recently completed a bike ride through the entire San Dieguito River Park from Crest to Coast. He follows in the footsteps of former Executive Director, Dick Bobertz, Poway City Councilman, Jim Cunnigham, and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy Board Member, Bill Simmons, who hiked from Crest to Coast over 6 separate days in 2013-2014.
Above: The start of the bike ride at Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve- the Crest in the Coast to Crest Trail.
Below: The end of the bike ride at North Beach (“Dog Beach”), Del Mar- the Coast in the Coast to Crest Trail.
Please note: currently about 45 of 70 miles of the Coast to Crest Trail are constructed and open to the public. Significant gaps exist throughout the corridor. Road detours or special permission was granted to cross private property during both “Crest to Coast” journeys mentioned.