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Stelzer Park Hike

Stelzer Park has only a few miles of trails, but they include some steep climbs, some good views, and informative plaques. We'll hike most of the trails, about four or five miles in all.

We should finish by noon.

Meet at 9:30 AM in the parking lot at Stelzer County Park, 11470 Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside (Thomas 1212 D7, N[masked] W[masked]).

SUGGESTED ROUTE FROM SAN DIEGO: Go east on I-8 and then north on Highway 67. Turn right (east) on Willow Road, then left (north) on Wildcat Canyon Road.

There is a small fee for parking ($3 at my last visit). The fee is waived for seniors (62 or older) and disabled persons, but you have to get a special permit from the County Park and Rec. office in Kearny Mesa.

Wear good hiking shoes and layered clothing and take a light snack, water and sun protection. Take a camera if you wish. Call or send E-mail if you have questions.

RAIN? More than a 50% chance of rain will cancel the hike. If there is only a small chance of rain, we may still hike. In doubtful cases, I will wait at the trailhead. You must decide whether the weather is tolerable and take appropriate protective clothing. If anyone else shows up, we will hike.


Philip Erdelsky

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  • Mikey

    January 15, 2014

  • Mikey

    fun day bagging some peaks in stelzer park. found various game trails, bushwacked, slab climbed and boulder scrambled the short climb up peak 1372. no use trail was visible from this side though more trails crisscrossed the summit maybe leading down to the east. great view of lake jennings from up there. thanks philip for organizing!

    January 15, 2014

  • Shelly

    Thanks Philip for organizing :o) The cave & rocks were fun! It was a challenge coming down the steep part, but it was like skiing- poles were helpful.

    January 15, 2014

  • Philip E.

    Apparently, all 14 attended, although two arrived late and caught up with us along the trail. We all visited Kumeyaay Promontory and Stelzer Peak. Mikey took part of the group to a higher peak. The weather was good despite red-flag warnings. The total distance (without Mikey's extension) was about three miles, but that included some climbs, including a very steep section.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Hike, lots of steep trails to get in a good workout.

    January 13, 2014

  • Wendy R.

    CanI bring my dog?

    January 9, 2014

    • Philip E.

      Leashed dogs are allowed.

      January 10, 2014

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