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Marian Bear Memorial Park

Photo of Marian Bear Park Trail

Marian Bear Memorial Park is located in San Clemente Canyon stretching from Interstate 5 to Interstate 805. The park provides a natural setting in the midst of a bustling urban area. The 467 acres of dedicated natural parkland include finger canyons and mesas on the south side with a rich and diverse history.

The public can enjoy over three miles of mostly flat trails along the length of the canyon. More challenging hiking is available on the trails in several of the finger canyons leading up to the mesa tops. Biking is permitted on the maintenance roads in the canyon; no equestrian use is permitted. Major entries to the park are off Genesee Avenue and Regents Road where parking and picnic areas with restroom facilities are available.

A Park Ranger assigned to the park area provides interpretive programs, public assistance, guidance, enforcement, and protection. Volunteers are always welcomed in the maintenance and operation of the park.

When visiting the park, please observe the following rules:

  • Keep dogs on a leash throughout the park.
  • No fires or overnight camping.
  • No firearms, air rifles, slingshots, or projectile devices.
  • No glass containers.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No off-road vehicle activity.

To report suspected illegal activity including transient encampments, encroachment onto City property, or other maintenance needs please call (858) 581-9961. In an emergency please call 911.