Happy New Year! The Hiking Ministry family from the Rock Church starts the new decade with a moderate hike at the West Sycamore Extension of Mission Trails Regional Park. It will be a fun time of fellowship while enjoying the beauty of God's creation.
Though a part of Mission Trails, the West Sycamore Extension is separated from the rest of the park by MCAS Miramar. Our adventure will begin at the West Sycamore staging area and will take us to the Goodan Ranch/Sycamore Canyon County Preserve trailhead, where we will continue to the Ranger station. So we'll actually be hiking in two different preserves! Hope to see you all there!
This hike is rated as moderate with several hills. Please self-evaluate your fitness and hiking levels before attempting this hike. A map of the West Sycamore Extension is located here.
Join us for coffee at the Mission Valley Starbucks (in the Costco Ikea Shopping Center), 2245 Fenton Pkwy., San Diego, CA 92108 at 7:15 a.m. We'll carpool to the trailhead at 7:45 a.m.
"Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like Eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
Meet at the trailhead at 8:45 a.m.
Hike starts at 9 a.m.
Carpool is available for this hike: Mission Valley Starbucks, 2245 Fenton Pkwy., San Diego, CA 92108
If you wish to carpool or if you have questions, please contact Vinnie at [email protected]
Difficulty: Moderate with some hills
Highlights: Spectacular green views of Goodan Ranch/Sycamore Canyon
Distance: 6 miles (Round trip)
Elevation Gain: 500'
Hiking Time: approximately 3 hours
Dogs (on leash) permitted but not recommended.
Weather: Hike may be cancelled if it rains.
Please note the West Sycamore Trailhead is NOT at the Main Mission Trails Regional Park.
I-15 to Exit 17, Scripps Poway Parkway. Head east on Scripps Poway Parkway and make a right onto Pomerado Rd. After one mile turn left onto Stonebridge Parkway and go 7.5 miles it until it ends at the staging area. There is plenty of free parking at the trailhead. There is street parking outside the gates if the dirt lot is muddy.
For more info or questions, please contact Vinnie at [email protected]