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Goodan Ranch/Sycamore Canyon County Preserve

(858) 513-4737

Goodan Ranch Staging Area
16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway, CA 92064
Hours:
 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., April – Sept.; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Oct. – March
Pedestrian access is available from sunrise to sunset, daily. No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25.

Highway 67 Staging Area 
13920 Highway 67, Lakeside, CA 92040
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily
Pedestrian access is available from sunrise to sunset, daily, no public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25.

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View the Virtual Hike!

Sycamore Canyon Preserve consists of 2,272 acres of coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills, including the 325-acre Goodan Ranch, a mix of grassland, riparian, coastal sage, oak woodland and mixed chaparral. Other features include an outdoor amphitheater, and a horse trough and hitching post. More than 10 miles of trails lead to grand vistas, abundant wildlife and interesting reminders of the history of human use of the area.

The preserve includes the Goodan Ranch Center, which was built next to the original ranch house that was burned during the 2003 Cedar Fire. A LEED-certified project, the center houses a multi-purpose demonstration room, exhibit room, and support spaces that run with low site impact and high energy efficiency.

Features:

  • 10 miles of non-motorized multi-use trails
  • Visitor Center
  • Viewpoints
  • Staging area
  • Picnic tables/rest areas
  • Restroom

Visit the News & Events page for park events, updates and closures. 

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