Free guided nature walks are offered every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego. Join an MTRP Trail Guide in the Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. for a free guided nature walk and learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park.
Trail guides choose from three trails:
• The Oak Grove Trail leads to a small oak woodland with majestic coast live oaks and rare Engelmann oaks.
• The Visitor Center Loop Trail takes you through coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and riparian woodland habitats.
• The Riverside Grinding Rocks Trail leads to one of the archaeological sites in the park, where Kumeyaay Indians historically ground acorns on the rocks for food.
Walks may also include the Native Plant Garden near the Visitor Center. These interpretive nature walks are offered to enhance your appreciation of our open space and the unique beauty of San Diego’s natural environment. Walks are free and open to the public, with no reservations required. Each walk lasts about an hour and a half. The trails used are easy, but have uneven surfaces and some involve steps, so be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring along water. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended.
Mission Trails Regional Park is at One Father Junipero Serra Trail in San Diego. For more information, visit http://mtrp.org or call (619) 668-3281.