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27th annual San Marcos Trails Day (postponed for rain)

Lace up your hiking boots, air up your bike tires, saddle up your horses and join the city in celebrating the 27th annual San Marcos Trails Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Hike participation is free and will begin at 9 am; hikers can start signing in at 8 am. Hikers, kids bike ride and walkers will meet at Lakeview Park/Discovery Lake, 650 Foxhall Drive. Equestrian riders will meet at the Ridgeline Trailhead, 102 San Elijo Road. The staging area will also feature food and giveaways.

“Trails day is a celebration of the outdoors and in San Marcos we have something for everyone,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “With more than 63 miles of trail connecting to the entire region, San Marcos offers an extensive trail network for residents to discover.”

An easy two-mile hike will visit Discovery Lake and the Discovery Creek trails.  A more challenging seven-mile hike will explore the trails that lead to Double Peak Park.  Mountain biking enthusiasts are encouraged to bring bikes and enjoy the ride.

“Adventures are meant to be shared and this event is a great opportunity to meet new people in your community and share a fun experience on a local trail,” said Martin.

An adult must accompany all minors.  Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water, sunscreen and trail snacks.  Dogs must be on a maximum 6-foot leash at all times. The hike is subject to cancellation in the event of rain.

Event participants are encouraged to share your hiking moments on Instagram by tagging the city with @sanmarcoscity and using the hashtag #DiscoverSanMarcos .

For more information on hikes or the city’s trails, please visit www.san-marcos.net/trails

San Marcos Trails Day postponed due to rain

Due to forecasted rain, San Marcos Trails Day has been rescheduled to coincide with National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2.

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San Elijo Park to Sage Hill Hike – City of San Marcos Event

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San Elijo Park to Sage Hill Hike – City of San Marcos Event

Saturday May 7                                          

San Elijo Park to Sage Hill

9 am to noon (sign-in at 8:30 am)

This easy-to-moderate, four to seven-mile hike will start at San Elijo Park and travel east along Elfin Forest Rd. to Sage Hill, a San Diego County Open Space Preserve. An easy three-mile interpretive hike will also be offered

Meeting location: San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road

33 05.998 N    117 12.125 W

City of San Marcos Fall Hikes 2015

San Elijo Hills Trails

City of San Marcos Fall Hikes 2015

Saturday September 5th
San Elijo Hills Park OLD CREEK RANCH, CANYON TRAIL CARLSBAD TRAILS CONNECTION 9 am to Noon (sign in at 8:30) Hike the trails north and west of San Elijo Park including Old Creek Ranch and Canyon Trails. The 4 mile hike is rated moderately difficult. A challenging, 7+ mile hike with fast and slower groups will also be offered to the trails that connect to Denk Mountain and the Carlsbad trails system. Meeting location: San Elijo Hills Park/Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Rd., San Marcos
33 05.998 N 117 12.125 W

Saturday October 3rd
Las Posas Park, 2nd San Diego Aqueduct, Blue Bird Cyn., Lake Wohlford Flume
9 am to Noon (sign-in at 8:30) 7.0 miles 580’ of elevation gain
This hike will explore the 2nd San Diego Aqueduct north from Las Posas Road to Buena Creek Road and then head east along the Lake Wohlford Flume that transports water from Lake Wohlford to the Pechstein Resevoir at Blue Bird Canyon Road.
Meeting location: Cerro de Las Posas Park, 1387 West Borden Road, San Marcos
33 09.639 N 117 11.199 W

Saturday November 7th Ridgeline Trailhead to Antennas
9am to Noon (sign in at 8:30am)
This moderately difficult, 7.6 mile hike will explore the Cerro de Las Posas ridgeline trails with overlooks of Lake San Marcos, the Valley of Discovery and the Pacific Ocean. There will be steep climbs with an elevation gain of 1390 feet.
Meeting location: Ridgeline Trailhead Parking Lot, 102 San Elijo Road San Marcos
33 06.454 N 117 09.969 W

Saturday December 5th Leo Carrillo Ranch
9am to Noon (sign in at 8:30am) This 4-mile hike will explore the trails of the Rancho Dorado/Rancho Carrillo area and visit Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. A more challenging 5 mile hike with an elevation gain of 350’ (uphill to Simmons Family Park) will be offered.

Meeting location Carrillo Elementary School (parking lot near the trailhead), 2875 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, 92009. 33 07.180 N 117 14.445 W

Discover San Marcos Hikers to Explore San Elijo Hills Area

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The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos hike to the San Elijo Hills area on Saturday, June 1. This free, moderately difficult, 4-mile hike will explore the hills and canyons south and west of San Elijo Park, including Sunset, Canyon, Old Creek Ranch, and Copper Creek trails. There will be elevation changes of 300 feet. A more challenging 8-mile hike that visits the connecting trails between San Marcos and Carlsbad will be offered.

Hikers will meet at the parking lot of San Elijo Park Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, near the corner of Elfin Forest Road and San Elijo Road in San Marcos. Registration will begin at 8:30 am; the hike will start at 9 am. An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash.

For information of hikes or the City’s trails, visit www.san-marcos.net or call 744-9000, Ext. 3535.

Discover San Marcos Hikers to Visit Piedras Pintadas Trail

The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos Hike on Saturday, May 4. The Piedras Pintadas Trail is part of the San Dieguito River Park that will someday extend from Del Mar to Julian. The hike is free and will begin at 9 am; hikers can start signing in at 8:30 am.

This easy to moderate, 3.8 mile hike will explore the Kumeyaay cultural and interpretive trail along the south shore of Lake Hodges in Escondido. The hike is subject to cancellation in the event of rain.

Hikers will meet in the parking lot at Bernardo Bay Natural Area, Rancho Bernardo Road West (across from the retirement home.) The trailhead is south of Lake Hodges and west of I-15.

An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a maximum 6’ leash at all times. For information on hikes or the City’s trails, visit www.san-marcos.net or call 744-9000, Ext. 3535