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A visit to Mission Trails Regional Park
Climbers Loop Trail
Cowles Mountain from Barker Way Service Road
Cowles Mountain from Big Rock Park
Cowles Mountain from Golfcrest Drive
Cowles Mountain from Mesa Road
Cowles Mountain Staging Area
Deerfield BMX
Father Junipero Serra Trail
Fortuna Mountain Saddle from Calle de Vida
Fortuna Mountain Saddle from Old Mission Dam
Fortuna Mountain Saddle from Visitor Center
Fortuna Mtn. Saddle from East Fortuna Staging Area
Fortuna Mtn. Saddle from Tierrasanta Staging Area
Grasslands Loop
Kumeyaay Lake Campground
Kwaay Paay Summit from Bushy Hill Drive
Kwaay Paay Summit from Old Mission Dam
Lake Murray Path
North Fortuna Mountain Summit from Saddle
Oak Canyon from Old Mission Dam
Oak Grove Loop
Old Mission Dam
Pyles Peak Summit from Cowles Mtn. Summit
Rim Trail Loop from Calle de Vida
Rim Trail Loop from Tierrasanta Staging Area
Riverside Grinding Rocks from Visitor Center
San Diego River Crossing Trail Staging Area
South Fortuna Mountain Summit from Saddle
Tierrasanta Entrance
Visitor and Interpretive Center
Visitor Center Loop






A visit to Mission Trails Regional Park

Before venturing into the park visit the Visitor and Interpretive Center. Learn about the parks history, natural plant and animal communities, and the various activities and destinations available within the park. Park administrative offices are located at this facility.

Address:
One Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119-1008

Hours Open:
Open Daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day

Directions:
From Interstate 8 Take Interstate 8 to the Mission Gorge Road/Fairmount Avenue exit. Turn north onto Mission Gorge Road and proceed for 4.2 miles. When you pass the Jackson Drive intersection, move into the left lane. Look for the large wooden Mission Trails Regional Park sign on the left side of the road, and turn left onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail.

From Highway 52 - Take the Mast Blvd. exit. Driving from the west, turn left onto Mast Blvd., go under the freeway to the second traffic signal at West Hills Parkway, and turn right. Driving from the east, turn right onto Mast Blvd. and turn right at the first traffic signal onto West Hills Parkway. Continue 2/3 mile to Mission Gorge Rd. and turn right. Proceed south on Mission Gorge Road for 2.4 miles. Look for the large wooden Mission Trails Regional Park sign on the right side of the road, and turn right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail.

From Highway 125 Take 125 north to Mission Gorge Road and turn left. Proceed west on Mission Gorge Road for 3.7 miles, staying left at the merge past the east Father Junipero Serra Trail entrance. After you pass the light at Golfcrest Drive, look for the large wooden Mission Trails Regional Park sign on the right side of the road, and turn right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail.

From Route 15 - Take 15 to the Friars Road exit and proceed east on Friars Road, which changes into Mission Gorge Road, for approximately 4.2 miles. After you pass the light at Jackson Drive, turn left onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail.



 
 
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.
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  One Father Junipero Serra Tr.,
San Diego, CA 92119
(619) 668-3281

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