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Mission Trails Regional Park

Business hours

Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres. Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542.

Centrally located and only eight miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park provides a quick, natural escape from the urban hustle and bustle.

Mission Trails Regional Park has been called the third Jewel in the City of San Diego Park System. Along with Balboa Park and Mission Bay, it provides San Diego residents and visitors a way to explore the cultural, historical, and recreational aspects of San Diego.

Started in 1974, Mission Trails Regional Park has become one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Originally used by the Kumeyaay, the park is the site of the Old Mission Dam, built to store water for the Mission San Diego de Alcala.

With over 40 miles of trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay Lake, numerous informative hikes, and a state-of-the-art Visitor & Interpretive Center, Mission Trails Regional Park has something to offer everyone.

Visitors Center Hours:
Sunday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day

The Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center boasts a 94-seat theater. Currently there are four shows running daily. View Event Calendar.

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Upcoming events at Mission Trails Regional Park

California Native Plant Society Free April Walk Series: Mission Trails

Date Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon
Cost Free buy tickets
Age limit All ages

Ongoing events at Mission Trails Regional Park

Event Cost Category

Interpretive Nature Walks

Every Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Free Community

Interpretive Nature Walks

Every Wednesday
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Free Community

Interpretive Nature Walks

Every Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Free Community

Past events

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