Parks & Recreation
With more than 8,000 acres and 65 miles of trails, Mission Trails Regional Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country, providing opportunities for recreation as well as native flora and fauna viewing. Mission Trails is home to Cowles Mountain, the most popular hike in the city, the East Fortuna Staging Area (Equestrian Staging Area), Kumeyaay Lake and Campground, Old Mission Dam Historic Site, Kwaay Paay Peak, and many additional areas to hike, bike, observe and explore.
The park is also home to a 14,000-square-foot, award-winning Visitor & Interpretive Center, which is operated and maintained by the City of San Diego in close partnership with the nonprofit Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation. Park Rangers and volunteer docents provide a wide range of free interpretive programming, including tours and hikes, and education presentations.
Also, under the new management of Mission Trails Regional Park, is our West Sycamore Property. Located at the east end of Stonebridge Parkway in Scripps Ranch, West Sycamore’s 1,128 acres have 7 miles of multi-use trails to enjoy. See below for the current map of the West Sycamore trail system.
To report suspected illegal activity including transient encampments, encroachment onto City property or other maintenance needs, please call 619-668-3281. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1.