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Mission Trails Regional Park
- 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail
- San Diego, CA 92119
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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:
Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
The Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center boasts a 94 seat theater. Currently there are four shows running daily.
Upcoming event at Mission Trails Regional Park
- Saturday, November 4, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Join experienced MTRP tracking team members for an adventure in wildlife tracking on the Oak Grove Loop Trail. Learn the art of discovering and identifying tracks and other signs left behind by the park’s seldom-seen wildlife. These easy walks are suitable for the whole family. Walks start from the front of the visitor center on the first Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. Walks are free and open to ... Read more
All upcoming events at Mission Trails Regional Park
Wildlife Tracking WalkNovember 4, 2017