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Hike Adventures: Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (5 of 5)

  • To Be Determined San Diego, CA United States (map)

Length: 5-Hike Course, 4 Hours Per Hike, 5.4 Total CEUs

Dates: Saturdays or Sundays/ February 10, March 16; April 7; May 4; June 2

Instructor: Brian Remas

Session 5 Location: Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: About 6 miles

For this adventure, I'm taking you to one of San Diego County's hidden forests at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. You'll be able to enjoy beautiful meadows, oak shaded flats, and a stream surrounded by sycamores. If that isn't enough, the turnaround point is a set of small waterfalls. There are many species of birds (acorn woodpeckers, rare falcons, scrub jays, etc.), deer, and other animal life. This special preserve has over 100 different species of plants and trees which makes the environment change several times during our journey.

There is a small fee to park at the reserve ($3.00), but 100% of the money goes to the park.

Be sure to bring:

  • At least one liter of WATER

  • Food for snacks

  • Good hiking or athletic shoes

  • Sunblock

Directions: 12020 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA

Exit interstate 15 at Scripps Poway Parkway/Mercy Road. Go west on Mercy Road for 1 mile to a T-intersection with Black Mountain Road. Straight across, to the west, is your starting point, the eastern staging area for Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Remas at (760) 579-1591

If you did not enroll in this class during registration, please contact Ilana De Laney to RSVP.