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Your Mission Trails Adventure Begins Here!

Nestled in the chaparral and sage scrub of Mission Trails Regional Park is the Visitor and Interpretive Center. Each day you'll find people embarking on hikes or cooling down after mountain bike rides.

Explore and learn about the wonders of nature and the people who once lived on this land.

Mission Trails Visitor & Interpretive Center
Map of Mission Trails at front entrance to the Visitor Center
View of the Visitor Center library from the amphitheater
Visitor Center amphitheater

Visitor & Interpretive Center

One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego CA 92119

Before venturing into the park visit the Visitor 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.

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

The Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center boasts a 94-seat theater. Currently there are four shows running daily.

Stewardship through the Ages, released in February 2000, is a video about the people - Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans, Americans - that have been an integral part of the landscape that has become Mission Trails Regional Park.

Mission Trails Regional Park: A Natural Beauty, is an inspirational slide show depicting the beauty that is Mission Trails.

Mission Trails Regional Park...Link with the Past, Experienced Today, is a video presentation detailing some of the history and recreational opportunities afforded in Mission Trails.

Trails of the Kumeyaay, highlights the local indigenous people, their culture, traditions and beliefs up to the present day.


Book your next event here

The Visitor Center is a unique and beautiful venue for daytime meetings in the classrooms and after-hours special events such as weddings, retirement parties, anniversaries, fundraisers, celebrations of life, and corporate events.  To receive information about renting the facility contact the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation at (619) 668-3280.

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

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