Select a type of plant or animal from this list to see an extensive listing of the Park's wildlife.
Mission Trails Regional Park
5,800 acres of both natural and developed
Its rugged hills, valleys and open
areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of
Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542.
located and only eight miles northeast of downtown
San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park provides a
quick, natural escape from the urban hustle and
Mission Trails Regional Park has been called
the third Jewel in the City of San Diego Park System. Along
with Balboa Park and Mission Bay, it provides San
Diego residents and visitors a way to explore the
cultural, historical, and recreational aspects of San
Started in 1974, Mission Trails Regional Park has become one of the largest urban parks in the United States.
used by the Kumeyaay, the park is the site of the
Old Mission Dam, built to store water for the
Mission San Diego de Alcala.
With over 40 miles of trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay
Lake, numerous informative hikes, and a state-of-the-art Visitor &
Interpretive Center, Mission Trails Regional Park has something to offer
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. read more
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