Marion Bear Hike

Let's do a hike in Marion Bear Park. We will start from a finger canyon work our way down the main canyon and head west towards the 5 freeway where we will turn around and head back the way we came. This is a 6 mile hike but is really a great hike for beginners as it is relatively flat.

Marian Bear Memorial Park – Rededicated by the City Council of the City of San Diego on behalf of this City who are indebted to Marian Bear for her energetic and unselfish efforts as a Planner, Naturalist and Conservationist and her lasting contributions toward the preservation of open space for future generations.

The main canyon and its tributaries continue to support a population of resident wildlife including raccoons, skunks, rabbits, amphibians, reptiles, and birds, and serve as a pathway for coyote, fox, and other mammals. Along the length of the canyon are oak, sycamore, and willow trees with their ever attendant undergrowth of native and other plant species. The native plant communities are closely related to the natural climatic zone in which they are found and the underlying soil in which they must grow.

DIRECTIONS: from 805 N or S exit at Clairemont Mesa Blvd and go west. At Longford turn Right. go 2 blocks and at Conrad Ave. turn Left, go 1 block and turn Right on Dawne st. go 1 block to the corner of Dawne and Leher Dr. park anywhere on the street. It sounds complicated but is easy to find really, call if you need to[masked]

don't forget water, potty bags, hat and sunblock



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  • leanne

    i think i like this way into the park best of all so far. nice hike down a small canyon and into the main trail. it's close to town and not to crowded. there was quite a bit of water in the creek so the dogs had fun swimming too.

    April 29, 2012

  • Terrie

    Leanne ... I so miss hiking with you. I tend to do my "no dogs" hikes on Saturdays with other groups. Do you think you'll start up the Sunday hikes soon? Nelson and Stanley say "hi".

    April 8, 2012

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  • leanne
    hikes with dogs, Co-Organizer
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