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Los Peñasquitos Creek Trail

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A nice trail bordered by suburban development with scenery including Peñasquitos Creek and Falls.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

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Point to Point

228' 69 m

High

162' 49 m

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67' 20 m

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This singletrack trail cuts through the canyon and attending preserve which encompasses a six mile strip of land bordered by suburban development. The preserve protects the ecosystem within, which is dominated by the year-round flow of Peñasquitos Creek. This surprisingly robust creek supports a dense strip of riparian wilderness unrivaled anywhere else in San Diego County, and hikers will enjoy this pleasant setting in a hike along the creek.

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Jeremy Roberts

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North side, Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail
Sep 22, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
Sycamore creek crossing.
Oct 25, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Footbridge at Carson's Crossing
Sep 23, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
Creek at Carson's Crossing
Sep 23, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
Yellow fungus grows on a tree along Peñasquitos Creek.
Feb 16, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Singletrack along Penasquitos Creek.
Mar 25, 2019 near Carmel…, CA

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