Sunday Oct 24 – Hikes, San Dieguito River Park

Singles Hike, San Dieguito River Park-Santa Fe Valley
(part of the Coast to Crest trail)
2:00 PM, Sunday, October 24 2021
Entrance next to Paradise Produce Market
at 8173 Del Dios Rd., Rancho Santa Fe
GPS: 33.041163, -117.157524

Join us for an afternoon hike in a portion of the Coast to Crest Trail starting at the San Dieguito River Park and head downstream, west, on the Santa Fe Valley trail and back. This trail runs nearby the river basin then up and over a plateau then back down to the river junction with Lusardi Creek coming from the Black Mountain area. A few placards along the trail tell about the plants, birds, and early native inhabitants.

The full-length walk would be 5-6 mile, 2+ hour, but we, or you, need not go that far. The trail is easy to follow if you want to head back early. Easy walking out and back, good trail, with a couple of short hills of switchbacks. Dogs on leashes with water are OK. Bring a water bottle and pocket snack. Dress for either cool or warm weather in layers.

Parking area entrance is next to Paradise Produce Market tent, right side. Go through the gate, follow down to trailhead parking.

Directions from Vista NCC area: Take S. Melrose down onto S.Rancho Santa Fe to the intersection of El Camino Del Norte. Follow ECDN to Del Dios Rd, then left, east, to the Paradise Produce market tent on the right side.

Or, El Camino Real south to Olivenhain Rd east then Rancho Santa Fe southwards to El Camino Del Norte eastwards to Del Dios Rd. east.

Or, Hwy 5 to exit Leucadia Blvd and go east. Cross El Camino Real it becomes Olivenhain Rd. Follow to intersection with Rancho Santa Fe, go right, south on RSF to El Camino Del Norte, left, east. Follow to Del Dios Rd then left, east, to the market tent.

Faster directions from Vista/San Marcos/Escondido area: Take hwy 78 towards Escondido, onto Hwy 15 south.  Exit onto W. Valley Pkwy, westwards, which will become Del Dios Rd. (Hwy). From there it’s 5.2 miles to Paradise Produce on left side.

From southern area hwy 15 northbound: Exit hwy 15 north at Via Rancho Parkway and go west. Follow to Del Dios intersection then left, west, to Paradise Market tent.

From southern area hwy 5 northbound: Exit hwy 5 northbound at Via De La Valle going eastwards. Follow all the way up to Paseo Delicias, go right, eastwards, and it will become Del Dios hwy and look for Paradise Market tent on right side.

Info Contact: text/call  Vinnie Rodrig 858-231-7722.   Rain will cancel.