Explore Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

We're revisiting this one, since it got such good reviews! The trail we walked previously was 3+ miles out to the waterfall and back, so we only did about halfway there (3 miles total). This is a very pretty, easy trail so if walkers want to go farther, they certainly can! Good for all activity levels. Since parking is free at the Canyonside Park lot, albeit a bit busy, we'll aim for parking there. I recommend arriving a bit early so you can snag a spot.

From Interstate 15, exit Mercy Road and travel west. Turn right on Black Mountain Road. Turn left at the first light, Canyonside Park Road. Drive all the way to the end of the parking lot (ball fields will be on your right hand side) to park by the trail head.

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  • Joe & M.

    We are here by the trail head, anyone else here?

    April 20, 2013

  • Cindy

    Athlena, please head out without us today.....I think it's going to be too hot for my little guys on the open trail. Sorry...June Gloom will be good for us. :)

    April 20, 2013

  • Susan D.

    As much as we would love to go, I just don't think I can logistically make it to the hike and to a wedding at 2 in Julian. Raylan & I will catch up with you all next time!

    April 19, 2013

    • Athena D.

      Understandable! We will see you next time!

      April 19, 2013

  • Judy

    Hi Athena, Although Layla is ready to walk, I have been sick with a bad chest cold. Hate to cancel, was really looking forward to this walk. Judy

    April 19, 2013

    • Athena D.

      Hi Judy, that is no problem. I'm sorry you're not feeling well, but please rest and get better! We will miss you and Layla!

      April 19, 2013

  • Laurie

    I am sorry. I am not able to make it this Saturday. Perhaps next time.

    April 19, 2013

  • Cindy

    With the two dogs...and lots of water. This was a great hike last time but my old little one got pooped for sure once the sun came out.

    April 15, 2013

  • John T.

    Sorry, another commitment will keep us from coming after all. Have a good time!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Joe & M.

    Joe and I will be there with Jelly and Corduroy :)

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Judy

    Layla and I will be there. We missed this one the first time.

    April 4, 2013

  • Susan D.

    We have a wedding to go to at 2:00, so I'm iffy here, but would love to go on this hike. Raylan and I will try. I'll let you know if we can't make it.

    April 4, 2013

  • John T.

    and 2 dogs

    April 3, 2013

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