Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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  • Address: 12020 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8585388066
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Park, Waterfall, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Canyon, Bird Watching

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve - Review

This massive urban park encompasses Penasquitos and Lopez canyons, a territory of about 4,000 acres. Home to a huge diversity of plants, animals, especially birds, the park is the beloved of nature lovers & also hikers. The Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the city. The trailhead is close to the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Mercy Road, and stretches away to the south-west from there. In the park you'll also find waterfalls, giant California live oaks, huge sycamore trees and a a freshwater marsh. You can find maps of the trails on the Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve website.

The Historic Adobe Ranch Tour takes place on the weekends. Docents from the San Diego County Park take you to Ranch Santa Maria de Los Penasquitos, which is the second oldest standing residence.

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Information

  • The trails are usually closed on rainy days and for a couple of days afterwards.
  • Dog must be kept on leash.
  • No firewords, glass containers, weapons, camping & loud noises.
  • Parking lots are closed from sunset to 8:00am.
  • No vehicle access or restroom available on December 25th.

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Opening and Closing Hours

  • The preserve is open from 8:00am to sunset.
  • Pedestrian access is available from sunrise to sunset.

Historic Adobe Ranch Tour:

  • 11:00am on Saturdays.
  • 1:00pm on Sundays.
  • Tours last 45 minutes.

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TripHobo Highlights for Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Address: 12020 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129, United States
  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Contact Number: +1-8585388066
  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

  • 1.56% of people who visit San Diego include Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve in their plan

  • 54.17% of people start their Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

People normally club together Tourmaline Surfing Park and Cuvier Park while planning their visit to Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

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Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego Reviews

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  • This park is really cool. The trails are very diverse and in the winter there is a lot of water. This is a great spot to run, hike, bike, or take the dog for a walk. This place is also has a lot of geocaches that are not terrible difficult to find. There is public restrooms and water fountains available but only in the parking lot, bring a water bottle because it does get hot here. Parking was $3 at the time I wrote this but it is well worth it. This it truly one of the gems of San Diego County.

  • Biking to the waterfall was so much fun with my better half. The bikes definitely made a difference!

  • Great location for casual hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. There is a lot of tree cover so GPS tracking devices may get sketchy reception.

  • Had a fun time on these trails. Very beautiful. The waterfall is not a really waterfall. More like a babbling Brook. Bring water!! Lots of options.

  • Beautiful hiking area with bikers and horses. First visit we saw a mountain lion about 10 feet off the trail and 30 feet ahead of us. My heart is still racing.

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