Hollenbeck Canyon

Come join the dogs and myself on an early morning hike around the Hollenbeck/Jamul ecological reserve.

Background/Property History: Historically, Rancho Jamul has been used by the Kumayaay Indians for thousands of years for forage and living purposes, Spanish missionaries for grazing land (using the Kumeyaay Indians for labor), then owned by a series of private individuals, most notably Pio Pico, the last Mexican Governor of California. Prior to acquisition by DFG, the property was used for farming and grazing by the well-known Daley Family of San Diego.

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region5/docs/McGintySycuanCrestridgeRanchoOtayHollenbeck.pdf

bring water, snacks, potty bags, sunblock.

this is truly a nice hike and just about 7 miles long. no really, it is no more than 7, unless we go out of bounds to make it 10 :).  there is one big hill to climb about 3/4 of the way through but it has a nice bench on top for resting, great views and catching our breath.

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  • leanne

    really nice day to hike, great group of dogs who are probably all tired out from all the running they did. thanks all for braving the clouds to come out.

    December 2, 2012

  • Fred

    Great hiking weather! There was no dust or mud on the trail. We were almost run over by cyclists when we were suddenly overtaken in the "slot" with no place to go. Fortunately, Brandy didn't move. Pleasant people, happy dogs! Thanks, Leanne, for leading the hike.

    December 2, 2012

  • Ted R.

    Just right. About 7 miles with hillside views on a great walking day.

    December 2, 2012

  • leanne

    I hike, i don't expect anyone else to though. I will watch the weather but 30% chance is also 70% chance of no rain. :)

    November 29, 2012

  • Rebecca A.

    Will we be hiking rain or shine?

    November 29, 2012

  • leanne

    http://www.mountainbikebill.com/images/Trails/Hollenbeck/HollenbeckMap.JPG
    we will be following roughly the red circle heading to the left

    November 25, 2012

  • leanne

    no it is a loop, but one could turn back whenever they needed to.

    November 25, 2012

  • Debbie

    is this an out & back so we can turn around early if we don't want to go the whole 7 miles? Not sure Murphy's up for that distance

    November 25, 2012

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