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West Sycamore Staging Area
East end of Stonebridge Parkway. West Sycamore is now open to the public. Link to West Sycamore Map and Trails. This new addition to MTRP encompasses the 1,100 acres and includes seven miles of trails to be explored by hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. The main entrance is at the very east end of Stonebridge Parkway in Scripps Ranch. Rangers Araceli Dominguez and Andrew Miller will be primarily responsible for the West Sycamore property. See the trail map below. On Wednesday, December 17,2014, Councilmembers Scott Sherman and Mark Kersey were joined by Park and Recreation Department staff, Citizens Advisory Committee Chair Dorothy Leonard, and community leaders of Scripps Ranch for the official ribbon cutting and opening of West Sycamore. The staging area has parking, a porta-potty, and hitching posts for equestrian use. Future amenities include a shade structure, picnic tables and park benches. The gates to this park entrance are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from November 1 through March 11, and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from March 12 through October 31.

Join Ranger Andrew Miller on August 14th, 2016 or September 18th, 2016 at 5pm for a 90 minute guided nature walk out at West Sycamore. Learn about the native plants and wildlife commonly found at this new MTRP site. Please wear closed-toe shoes, sun protection, and bring along water (none available on site). Meet by the Ranger at the West Sycamore Staging Area, located at the far east end of Stonebridge Parkway. Also, starting October 2nd, 2016 at 8 am Ranger Miller will be leading a nature walk every 3rd Sunday of the month, starting at the Goodan Ranch Staging Area (Located at the very end of Sycamore Canyon Road at 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road Poway, CA 92064).

Get your exercise for the day AND help Improve your park at the same time, by lending a hand on our West Sycamore Volunteer Crew! Crews meet at 8:00 a.m. on the 1st Sunday of each month (weather permitting/excluding the summer months) at the West Sycamore Staging Area (East end of Stonebridge Parkway), and work until 12 noon at the latest. Please bring work gloves and wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended on sunny days. Water, Gatorade and snacks are provided! NO WORK CREWS IN: JUNE, JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER due to summer heat, For more information, contact Ranger Andrew Miller at amiller@mtrp.org.

Directions From I-15, go east on Pomerado Road and turn right on Stonebridge Parkway.  The entrance to West Sycamore is at the very east end of Stonebridge Parkway. 

From Highway 67 turn west on Scripps Poway Parkway, then left on Pomerado Road, then left on Stonebridge Parkway and continue until it dead ends at the main entrance to West Sycamore.  This is where you will meet a Ranger if you are attending one of the guided nature walks posted on the events calendar on this website. 

There is a second entrance for East Country residents from the Goodan Ranch Staging Area.  From Highway 67 go west on Poway Road to Garden Road and turn left. Take Garden Road to Sycamore Canyon Road and turn right. Sycamore Canyon Road dead ends at the Goodan Ranch Staging Area from which you may also access the east end of West Sycamore.     

Link to West Sycamore Map and Trails.

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